DECISION & ORDER denying  Motion for Recusal as to Reza Zarrab (1). For the reasons set forth above, Defendant Reza Zarrab’s motion to recuse the Court[#79] is denied. The Court will hold oral argument on the pending motion to dismiss and will also discuss the pending motion to suppress at a conference with the parties on October 5, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. (See Order, dated Aug. 21, 2016, at 1) (“Among the issues the parties address at oral argument should be: whether a suppression hearing is necessary and/or helpful; inevitable discovery; whether the Government search warrant includes password/access to the contents to Defendant Zarrab’s phone.”).) (Signed by Judge Richard M. Berman on 9/29/2016) (ft)
COPY OF THE ORDER 20160929-87-oder-denying-motion-to-recuse
Government’s Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendant Reza Zarrab’s Motion to Recuse 20160914-83-usa-op-to-recusal-motion
Here is the motion. 20160830 (79) Motion to recuse
Here is the Memorandum in Support of the Motion.20160830 (80) Memo in support of motion to recuse
Declaration in Support Motion. 81-main
Declaration in Support Exhibits
Link to motion: 20160718 (63) Motion to Dismiss Superseding Indictment
Here is the complaint and an exhibit filed with it.
The case is brought under a U.S. law that permits suits against terrorist states, like Syria, that would usually be barred by sovereign immunity.
Here is a link to it.
Here is a copy. 20160630 (7) Order and Notice of Initial conference