Counsel for Mehmet Atilla, the Turkish bank deputy CEO charged with facilitating the multi-billion dollar international oil sanctions syndicate lead by Reza Zarrab, Babak Zanjani & Alireza Monfared, filed their Reply Brief today. The brief, in support of Atilla's pending Motions to Dismiss, Motion to Sever, and Motion to Examine Grand Jury Minutes, basically did not cover any new issues, and served to do little more than quote from the original brief. The defendant's motions do not appear to have a strong chance of success.
A sealed document was filed with the Court, which could indicate a possible change of plea from one of the defendants, or a sealed indictment of a new defendant, but it could also merely be classified evidence being deposited. Should there be any significant developments in this case, we shall promptly post them to this blog, as we are monitoring the court file.