Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab accused of raping NYC cellmate

Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab accused of raping NYC cellmate

A former cellmate is accusing a Turkish gold trader who is the star prosecution witness in a U.S. sanctions-busting trial of raping him in a federal lockup.

A lawsuit filed late Wednesday in Manhattan Supreme Court alleges that in 2016 and early 2017 Reza Zarrab sexually assaulted a 62-year-old man being held on terrorism support charges at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan.




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Reza Zarrab, seen here in 2013, is accused of raping a cellmate.