Huseyin Korkmaz, a fugitive and former Turkish police supervisor, who testified in a U.S. case against Halkbank executive Mehmet Hakan Atilla, admitted that he received financial assistance from the FBI, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
In his testimony before the court, Korkmaz said he was not employed in the U.S. but he applied for a work permit, which had been approved two weeks ago.
Asked if he received any assistance from the U.S. government, Korkmaz said he didn’t ask for any kind of assistance but accepted having received money from FBI and prosecutor’s office.
“The financial assistance was $50,000 from the FBI plus help with the rent from the prosecutors' office.”
Korkmaz also admitted that the prosecutor’s office gave him a total of $900 in three tranches.