Judge Again Slams 'Shocking' Slip-Ups In Iran Sanctions Case
Law360 (February 23, 2021, 6:53 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge has once again ripped prosecutors in a botched sanctions violations case, finding that U.S. Department of Justice attorneys not only tried to cover up evidence mishandling, but also fought to include evidence inappropriately uncovered by the FBI.
The government's case against Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad, who stood accused of scheming to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran and launder money, collapsed last year after U.S. attorneys shared a disclosure report that the German bank Commerzbank had sent to the Office of Foreign Assets Control detailing the $29 million transaction at issue.
After U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan...
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