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Iran Asset Afrasiabi who Worked for UN Branch Now Set to Plead Guilty in EDNY But to What?

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EDNY COURT, Sept 9 – Indicted Iran lobbyist Kaveh Afrisaibi is set to plead guilty on September 19 in Brooklyn Federal court, Inner City Press has learned.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres responded positively to entreaties by Afrisaibi, documents which were sought to be withdrawn from the Federal court file but obtained by Inner City Press show. 

   Afrisiabi was illegal paid as a lobbyist by Iran Mission the UN for years, through the UN Federal Credit Union.

On August 25, 2021 Afrasiabi had a proceeding in the Eastern District of New York. Judge Korman arrived late, saying he'd needed oxygen supplements to arrive. He chided the AUSA for delays in discovery, and said the 33,000 audio files should be produced by Friday, with a next conference on December 1 at 2 pm. He mused that the US might not deport Afrasiabi to Iran if convicted, just as he said the US at least for a time did not deport to China.  Afrasiabi cut in to say he had worked for "a branch of the United Nations."

On September 9, quietly, a notice that Afrasiabi is set to plead guilty. To what? The notice: "SCHEDULING ORDER as to Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi: Change of Plea Hearing set for 9/19/2022 at 12:00 PM in Courtroom 13D South before Magistrate Judge Ramon E. Reyes, Jr. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Ramon E. Reyes, Jr on 9/9/2022."  Again, what plea has been agreed to?


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