Zarrab case prosecutor boots juror for sleeping in court
NEW YORK - Anadolu Agency
Federal Judge Richard Berman announced after sending jurors home Dec. 1 that one juror would be trimmed from the panel for sleeping through testimony in the New York courtroom.
The pace of testimony has been slowed as Reza Zarrab speaks through a Turkish translator and is sometimes questioned about telephone calls in the Turkish language that are played for the Manhattan jury.
Zarrab pleaded guilty and is cooperating to aid the prosecution of Turkish banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a Halkbank executive.