Authorities in Turkey detained 216 out of the 417 people prosecutors issued warrants for, charging them with money laundering and financing terrorism, state-run news agency Anadolu Agency said on Tuesday.
United States authorities arrested an Iranian suspected of having funneled US$ 115 million through U.S. banks, concealing the role of his country in the transfers and this way violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.
A federal jury in Manhattan convicted a Turkish banker Wednesday of helping Iran violate US sanctions by making its international transactions look as if they would be payments for food, the Department of Justice said.
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