For three weeks, Mehmet Hakan Atilla has listened to the evidence against him, including the testimony of a jet-setting gold trader who described how the Turkish banker was the brains behind a complex set of financial deals to allow Iran to evade American sanctions. The case has attracted international headlines, captivating attention with tales of coup plots, gold bars in suitcases and bribes paid in watches. On Friday, it was Atilla’s turn.
Steve Bannon has been many different things: US Navy officer, Hollywood producer, Goldman Sachs banker, media mogul. As a political strategist he has labelled himself in different ways: Leninist intent on overthrowing America’s political system or economic nationalist providing the intellectual heft needed by Donald Trump’s insurgent campaign. And to the media he has been the "deplorables" whisperer.
Three former South American football officials were at the centre of a vast conspiracy that deprived the sport itself of hundreds of millions of dollars, according to American prosecutors who have spent years building a case which they say exposes the ugly reality of the world game. For the past month they have been laying out their evidence describing how a clubby culture of corruption distorted deals for TV rights by awarding contracts in exchange for bribes.
Love this idea that dastardly foreigners have found ways to weaponise drones that were developed for entirely innocent purposes. Also why is a three-week old piece the third story in my digital WaPo this morning?
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Selecting a term
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