Lawsuit of accused money launderer Rakmankulov has Iranian funds for DC dentist despite sanctions

Lawsuit of accused money launderer Rakmankulov has Iranian funds for DC dentist despite sanctions

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Aug. 25 – Sherzod Rasulov and three others are charged with operating an unlicensed money transfer and money laundering business.

On June 8, 2021, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Judge Ronnie Abrams, held a hearing. Inner City Press has it covered.

The defendants are on bail, with permission to travel for things like Uber employment (as with Sukhrob Sobirov).

Co-defendant Shakhzod Yunusov requested and was granted permission to travel to Philadelphia for a CDL license.

On June 8, Yunusov said he would like 30 days in this case. It was granted on July 8.

On June 10, A2B Transportation filed a petition to determine its interest in $80,551.39 seized from its TD bank account from an SBA economic disaster loan. He wants the money.

On September 7, 2021, Sukhrob Sobirov’s attorney requested permission for Sobirov to go on vacation to Florida. He filed it under Magistrates Court file number 20-mj-8521.

Jump cut to August 25, 2022: co-accused Djonibek Rakmankulov is on trial before Judge Abrams. The prosecutor showed jurors onscreen bank statements from TD Bank, including a wire transfer of $45,000 to Nodira Transport of Rego Park, apparently from Congregation Mosdos Toldos Aharon. But this Congregation has never done business with the Nodira Moving company. What did TD Bank know and when?

On August 26, more TD Bank documents, this time payments to a series of Iranian-Americans who said the payments matched money from their relative in Iran who could not send it that way than because of US sanctions. There was Benyamin Famici and EZ Seven Wholesale payments, then DC-area dentist Reza Tahernia who said the funds came from his brother in Iran, including to buy a gift for his son. Of these, there was no cross-examination. The trial continues.

The overall case is US v. Rasulov et al., 20-cr-653 (Abrams)


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