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In the Age of Trump, Judge Reflects on D’Souza and the ‘New Rudy’ #Zarrab courthousenews.com/on-the-bench-i…
Rudy hired to be the go-between between Trump and Erdogan - per Judge Berman:
Evidence in Zarrab case indicates Rudy’s (old) firm, Greenberg Traurig acted as a foreign agent. (Which, they were on a #FARA for since 2014.)
Trump tried to get Tillerson to lobby DOJ to drop #Zarrab case here, in 2017:
Greenberg Traurig cuts Rudy loose, 5/18. Meanwhile, #Zarrab co-conspirator, Atilla, sentenced to 32 months:
Rudy terminated from Greenberg Traurig, 5/18 so no longer covered under their #FARA for Turkey...
As @JamesFourM pointed out, Reza Zarrab has *quadruple* citizenship. (Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan should be jumping out at you.)
Adam Klasfeld reported #Zarrab was a tenant 🚩 of #TrumpTowersIstanbul ...
...And, Adam points out that Rudy’s client was implicated in the *largest money laundering scheme of its kind ever to be charged in U.S. history.*
Reza Zarrab plead guilty *in secret* 10/26/17:
Zarrab testified he bribed the Turkish economic minister, plus others:
U.S. suspended Turkish visas around the time Zarrab pled guilty. Turkey fired back. Who put out a notice? Rudy’s (old) firm, under their EB-5 program. (Greenberg Traurig is a visa mill. See elsewhere in TL.)
What I’m trying to find is, when did Rudy quit Reza Zarrab’s case? *Did he?* Because Zarrab was cooperating after his guilty plea. Is Rudy Giuliani still on retainer for Reza Zarrab? Anyone know?
.@kelly2277 showing you, indeed Reza #Zarrab was a tenant in #TrumpTowersIstanbul
Obviously, Erdogan was pissed at Zarrab after he plead guilty and implicated people in Erdogan’s gov’t. (Seized his property.) So did Rudy quit? His payment was shrouded in secrecy - was filed under seal. I will look in Pacer (further) in am to look for withdrawal notice. 🤓✌️
As usual, Trump is just the name slapped on the tacky building; he’s getting licensing and probably management fees, but #TrumpTowersIstanbul has RU-mob roots. (Sounds like his Panama deal):
h/t to @mopeng and @Peaceful_411 ✌️🤓
This bit is interesting, too. Zarrab was claiming he was doing biz in furniture...Trump had a Turkish furniture deal as well. 😉
Many were laughing about this over a year ago (or more), nice people are paying attn now: #TrumpFurniture #FCPA
Note the year: 2013*
OK I really am going to try to catch a few hours sleep now 😁✌️
From 2017: "He did say that after his arrest in 3/16 he hired attys to look into what prosecutors called a "prisoner exchange." Zarrab did not name the attys or the other prisoner....Giuliani...and former USAG...Mukasey, did visit Turkey on his behalf."

"He said that as part of his cooperation agreement, prosecutors will tell the sentencing judge the help he has provided. "Cooperation was the fastest way to accept responsibility and get out of jail at once," he said."
"The full scope of Zarrab's testimony is still unknown, but there's no question that officials on two continents are keenly interested in what he has to say.

Turkish President Recep Erdogan pushed both the Obama and Trump administrations to drop the case, "
"...and sources have told NBC News that Mueller's team is investigating whether Turkish officials offered a bribe to Mike Flynn, then on the cusp of becoming national security adviser, to make it go away. Flynn's lawyers have denied it."
*Note, Kirkland & Ellis is there.
Lots of sealed documents in this case...

Just looking around. *Note, Turkey's econ minister was a named defendant:
From what I can see so far, Zarrab case is still LIVE/active. Sealed documents placed into the vault *this week*
I did a global search for the word "withdrawal" - there are 11 instances. *Rudy's name is NOT one of them.*

This is where I am in over my head. @lauferlaw @DirkSchwenk - doesn't an attorney have to notify the Court if they are withdrawing from a case?🤔
@lauferlaw @DirkSchwenk *Note: journalists asking for info.

Berman responds: "The Court has made specific findings in support of SEALING in this case. These findings were entered on the docket under seal. (Signed by Judge Richard M. Berman on 3/14/2019)(clt) (Entered: 03/14/2019)"
@lauferlaw @DirkSchwenk Zarrab case is LIVE. Look at the sealed docs being entered into the vault.

*Is Rudy Giuliani still repping Zarrab? And, WHO IS PAYING?* 🤔

EOT, for now. ✌️
Oh, just a reminder: RUDY FELL OFF GREENBERG TRAURIG’S #FARA WHEN THEY CANNED HIS LOCO A$$ IN 5/18. If he was working for Turkey thereafter, he would have needed to register #FARA on his own.
Just checked the #FARA database for the most recent Turkey filings. (Went back to 2016). Giuliani's name is NOT there.

(Note Mike Flynn's #FARA).


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