Mohammad Zarrab, the brother of accused Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, was named yesterday, in a Superseding Indictment, in the high-profile Iran sanctions violations Federal case in New York. Mohammad Zarrab, also known as Can Sarraf, and Kartalmsd, allegedly conspired with the previously named defendants, to utilize entities, located in Turkey, and the UAE, to evade American sanctions upon Iran.
Two unindicted co-conspirators are mentioned in the charging instrument, but not identified. The reluctance of the US Attorney's Office to allow third parties access to the discovery provided by the Government may now be partially explained by the Government's need to conceal their identities, as they may have been named in that discovery.
Readers who wish to review the complete text of the Supeseding indictment can access it here.
Contributed by Kenneth Rijock
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