Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

AT CLOSE OF GOVERNMENT'S CASE, HASHEMINEJAD MOVES FOR JUDGMENT OF ACQUITTAL



In the money laundering and sanctions violations Federal trial against Ali Sadr Hasheminejad, the Government has rested, and defense attorneys have moved for a Judgment of Acquittal, zealously arguing that no reasonable juror could find their client guilty, beyond a reasonable doubt. Counsel has filed a 25-page memorandum of law in support of their motion, with extensive references to the testimony at trial, and citations to legal authorities, including statutory references, and Federal case law.

The issues presented, which the jury, as a finder of fact, must determine, include, but are not limited to:

1. Whether Sadr committed, of willfully conspired to commit, Bank Fraud.
2. Whether Sadr's conduct harmed the property interests of the US banks, or that he knew that it was likely to cause such harm.
3. Whether the wire transfers contained any misrepresentations, or misrepresentations by omission.
4. Whether the goal of the charged scheme was to obtain bank finds by means of false and fraudulent pretenses, representations or promises.
5. Whether knowingly and willfully Conspired to Defraud the United States.
6. Whether Sadr knowingly and willfully conspired to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and Iranian Sanctions and Transactions Regulations (ISTR).
7. Whether Sadr knowingly and willfully committed, or conspired to commit, Money Laundering.

if you have been following the facts, you know that Sadr used four ST KITTS & NEVIS CBI passports to conceal his Iranian identity, when setting up corporations and bank accounts in Switzerland and Turkey, and that he filed deceptive wire transfers. His credibility is a major issue.

Unless the Court finds that the Government failed to prove a prima facie case, by its own evidence it will most likely deny the motion, let the defense then put on its case, after which it will go to the jury.

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