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Sentenced to 32 months in prison as part of the lawsuit filed against Reza Zarrab for having violated the US sanctions against Iran, Halkbank Deputy General Manager Hakan Atilla has been reportedly released from the FCI Schuylkill Prison in Pennsylvania.
Tried and convicted by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Hakan Atilla will be deported to Turkey after the related formalities are completed.
Speaking to the Voice of America (VoA) Turkish, Halil Uzun, the attorney of Atilla, stated that his client is very excited to return to Turkey and added that the procedures of deportation will take 2 or 3 days.
Indicating that the case of appeal will not be closed and added, “We are anticipating that the court of appeal will also rule for his innocence.”
Process of the Trial
İllüstrasyon: Elizabeth Williams/ AP