The United States Law Week

Botched Iran Case Adds to Woes of N.Y. Office Upended by Barr

July 13, 2020, 8:00 AM

The story line seems familiar. U.S. prosecutors win a significant conviction. Then evidence emerges that suggests possible misconduct by investigators, and the prosecution asks the judge to dismiss the charges.

It happened to Michael Flynn, the onetime Trump aide who’s on the verge of walking away from his guilty pleas. Now it’s also happening to Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad, an Iranian native whose conviction for violating U.S. economic sanctions received far less fanfare. The judge in the case said last week she intends to dismiss the case, and she has raised the specter of disciplinary action for prosecutorial misconduct....

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