Is Turkish-Iranian businessman Raza Zarrab still in prison?

Raza Zarrab

The Daily Hürriyet has reported on 11th November that Turkish-Iranian jailed businessman Raza Zarrab is currently in the New York. His lawyer Seyda Yildirim said that Zarrab wasn’t freed from prison due to there is another trial and it will take place on 27th November 2017. She further added that there isn’t any truth about his release. She said that the website of the Federal Jailhouse Bureau released a statement on 8th November about the release of Zarrab. There is a tight corner whether the case had taken a breaking point and it was largely discussed on social media network. Some claimed that Zarrab was brought back to Turkey after the meeting took place between Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and the Vice President of the United States Mike Pence on 9th November in Washington, D.C.

The spokesman of the New York District Federal Prosecutor issued a statement in response to the argument of Yildirim and said that Zarrab was still in Prison. A similar technical error occurred as claim pointed out on 9th September that office of the Chief Prosecutor said, Zarrab was still in prison. Point to be noted that Zarrad is a trader of gold in Turkey and he has Turkish-Iranian dual citizenship. He was arrested in the month of March after his arrival in Florida on a family vacation. Prosecutors charged him with planning to violate U.S. sanctions and help Iranian elements and managed financial transactions of hundreds of millions of U.S dollars through the U.S. banks.

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