Order in Hawaii Travel Ban case.

20170713 (345) Order


Wonder why #Flynn grand jury might need an expert on espionage? I have a thought.

Meet Bijan Rafiekian.  Here Rafiekian is with NSA chief Admiral Michael S. Rogers and General Michael Flynn, Rafiekian’s ubiquitous business partner.   I wonder what the medals were for?

Rafiekian is reported be Iranian American is the business person is my “person of interest” for why they might be looking at espionage in the ED VA.

Rafiekian was also reported to have been at the meeting where former DCIA James Woolsey reported the plan to kidnap Fetulah Gulen was discussed.  That would mean that the Feds can hang a life sentence on him, like Flynn.

Makes you very talkative.

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Judge in #Zarrab case rules that Atilla waived conflicts with Herrick firm.

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Richard M. Berman: Curcio Hearing as to Mehmet Hakan Atilla held on 6/12/2017. AUSAs Sid Kamaraju, Dean Sovolos and David Denton present; Defendant Mehmet Hakan Atilla present with defense attorneys Victor Rocco, Thomas Thornhill and Cathy Fleming;Also present is Joshua Dratel, Curcio counsel for defendant Atilla; Defendant Atilla is sworn; Curcio hearing continued; Curcio hearing is concluded; Court rules that defendant has knowingly and voluntarily waived any potential conflict of interest posed by the retention of the Herrick firm; Parties to meet and confer re: protective order; motion schedule; BOP (jw)