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Federal prosecuters: Giuliani seeks critical role in Turkish man's case

Prosecutors say former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and an ex-U.S. attorney general met with Turkey's president.

Published: 01st April 2017 03:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st April 2017 03:03 AM   |  A+A-

In this combination of file photos, then Attorney General Michael Mukasey, left, speaks at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Dec. 16, 2008 and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump on

By Associated Press

NEW YORK: Prosecutors say former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and an ex-U.S. attorney general met with Turkey's president to seek a "critical" role in resolving charges that a Turkish man helped Iran evade U.S. sanctions, even as Giuliani's law firm represents Turkey in other matters.

The government made the accusation in papers filed Friday with a Manhattan federal court judge. They said they found it "curious" that Giuliani and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey (myoo-KAY'-zee) hope to negotiate a disposition of criminal charges against businessman Reza Zarrab without engaging prosecutors. They said the men tried to meet U.S. officials, as well.

Prosecutors urged a judge presiding over Zarrab's case to seek conflicts of interest, particularly because Giuliani's law firm was hired by Turkey to help strengthen the Turkish-American relationship.



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