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Austrian court unfreezes accounts of ex-envoy Zalmay Khalilzad's wife
Austrian court unfreezes accounts of ex-envoy Zalmay Khalilzad's wife

An Austrian court lifted a seizure of bank accounts belonging to the wife of Zalmay Khalilzad, a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan and the United Nations, according to a lawyer representing the couple. The accounts were frozen after the U.S. Justice Department requested bank records from Austrian authorities last year. Khalilzad and his wife, author Cheryl Benard, challenged the action in court in Austria. "The seizure of the accounts is lifted, and the funds in the accounts are no longer frozen," Robert Buehler, the couple's Washington-based lawyer, said in a statement. The regional high court in Vienna issued the decision Sept. 3 but did not notify lawyers...

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