|Read Footnote 1, above.|
Now, the US Government has dismissed its cross-appeal of the sentence, but the reason for the dismissal has not been made public. Reza Zarrab, who testified against him, has not yet been sentenced, due to what appears to be extraordinary cooperation. Has Atilla decided to also render Substantial Assistance to the Office of the Special Prosecutor, as Zarrab reportedly did ? We cannot say, but it is important to learn precisely why the US Attorney in New York chose to assist Atilla in such a favorable manner.