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Pursuing fugitive co-conspirator pointless after collapsed Iranian sanctions trial

By Michael Griffiths

03 July 2020

Pursuing fugitive co-conspirator pointless after collapsed Iranian sanctions trial New York (Credit: istock.com/FlippoBacci)

Manhattan prosecutors say it would be wasteful, and potentially unfair, to continue to pursue a junior conspirator in an Iran sanctions case, following catastrophic evidentiary slips that require the office to undergo retraining.