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SDNY Judge Berman Summons Halkbank Nov 5 After It Refused Service On Oct 22 UN Is Asked

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 23 – Turkey's Halkbank was indicted for Iran sanctions violations and money laundering on October 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. On October 21, Turkey named convicted former Halkbank executive Hakan Atilla as the new managing director of Borsa Istanbul.

  On October 22, when SDNY Judge Berman held a status conference, Halkbank did not show up. (Inner City Press has asked follow scofflaw UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterres about this, in writing). Now on October 23 Judge Berman has ordered: "WHEREAS the Court finds that Halkbank has willfully and knowingly disobeyed the Court's order in the First Smmnons to appear at the First Conference, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, to afford Halkbank an opportunity to cure its noncompliance with the First Summons, the Court is issuing a second summons (the "Second Summons") with this Order, directing Halkbank to appear for an arraignment in this matter on November 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m, (the "Second Conference"); IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, the Government will serve this Order, the Second Summons, and the Indictment on Halkbank as soon as practicable after the issuance of this Order, by means specified under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 4, including without limitation the following: 1. Delivery by mail, parcel service, or other common carrier to Halkbank's principal published business address; 2. Electronic transmission to King & Spalding; 3. Delivery to any registered agent of Halkbank in the United States. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Government's execution of any of these forms of service will constitute (additional) effective service of a summons and this Order. Should Halkbank fail for a second time to appear pursuant to the Second Summons, the Court will consider any appropriate sanctions for knowing and willful noncompliance. SO ORDERED: (Signed by Judge Richard M. Berman on 10/23/2019)."

 Halkbank's longtime law firm King & Spalding put in a letter by Andrew C. Hruska that it is not accepting service of process for Halkbank, which has essentially done rogue, like the United Nations did when it dodged legal papers for killing 10,000 in Haiti by bringing cholera. This is what the international "system" has become. But Inner City Press will have more, much more, on this. For now, here is K&S scofflaw letter.

    The UN under Antonio Guterres is entirely dodging the controversy, eager as Guterres is to get a second term by not offending either the US or any other power, especially China but also including Turkey.

     Meanwhile Guterres' partner the UN Censorship Alliance (UNCA) has half of its content consisting of defense of Atilla and Erdogan, whether on assaults on the Kurds or violations of sanctions.


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