Turkish First Lady’s Charity Got Millions From Accused Fraudster

  • Educational charity received $4.65 million, U.S. filing says
  • Objection to Zarrab bail request highlights impunity in Turkey

Reza Zarrab.

Photographer: Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The Iranian-Turkish gold trader accused by U.S. prosecutors of breaching American sanctions on Iran and bribing Turkish government officials donated $4.65 million to a charity founded by the wife of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, U.S. court filings show.

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