Attorney Robert Amsterdam calls on the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security to investigate H1-B visa fraud and national security threats posed by the Gülen organization

The following press release was issued to media today. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney Robert Amsterdam today released a video address calling on U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to take decisive action and investigate the H1-B visa fraud being committed by the organization overseen by the fugitive cleric Fethullah Gülen. In Turkey, the Gülen […]

Press Release: Magnolia Public Schools’ Attempt to Deflect Scrutiny from Illegal Misconduct is Disgraceful

The following press release was distributed to media earlier today. Learn more about this case at WASHINGTON, D.C. –Magnolia Public Schools’ recent protest at the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles is a disgraceful attempt to dodge accountability amid growing public pressure over a series of serious fraud and misappropriation allegations, charged international lawyer Robert […]

Faced with Facts, Harmony Public Schools Default to More Lies

As many readers of this blog are aware, my law firm is currently engaged in a global investigation into the unlawful activities of a secretive organization overseen by Fethullah Gülen, who controls some 150 U.S. charter schools through opaque fronts. Part of this investigation has brought us to Texas, where the Gülen-affiliated Harmony Public Schools […]


The following press release was issued via wire this morning. Please visit for copies of the complaint. AUSTIN, May 24, 2016 — The law firm Amsterdam & Partners LLP has filed a formal Complaint against Harmony Public Schools (Harmony), urging the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to conduct a full investigation into Harmony based on […]

Despite Active Fraud Investigation, Gülen School Still Funnels in Federal Grants

In case you missed it, there was a tremendously important investigative story published in the Chicago Sun-Times over the weekend regarding the controversial activities of Concept Schools, one of the hundreds of charter school front organizations headed up by Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen. Concept, which is based in Des Plaines, Illinois, has subject to an […]

The Secret Confessions of a Closet Gulenist

In my line of work, you come to expect a wide variety of defamatory attacks, threats, and harassment. I’ve been arrested by Putin’s police in Moscow, dodged sniper bullets in Bangkok (or close enough for my tastes), and been pressured in not-so-subtle ways from Caracas to Lagos. But what’s been interesting about the latest round […]

Pattern of Deception in Gülen-Linked Charter Schools in Texas

A must-read column from Sharon Higgins in the Huffington Post raises urgent questions about the pattern of alleged fraud and deception taking place among the Texas charter schools known to be linked to Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen. At what point will the authorities turn down all the political donations from the Gülenists and take action […]

Kaliforniya Eyaleti Gülen Bağlantılı Magnolia Sözleşmeli Okulları’nı Soruşturmak Üzere Göreve Çağrıldı

LOS ANGELES, 17 Şubat 2016 – Kaliforniya Eğitim Dairesi’ni, şu anda Kaliforniya’da 11 aktif sözleşmeli (charter) okul işletmekte olan “Magnolia Public Schools” sözleşmeli okul ağının mali uygulamaları hakkında tam bir soruşturma yapmak üzere göreve davet eden Kaliforniya Tektip Şikayet Usulleri’ne (UCP) uygun resmi bir şikayet yapıldı. İlgili Kaliforniya vergi mükellefleri Dr. José Moreno ve Tina […]

State of California Urged to Investigate Gülen-linked Magnolia Charter Schools

The following press release was distributed to media on Tuesday, February 16, 2016: LOS ANGELES, February 16, 2016 – A formal complaint has been issued under the California Uniform Complaint Procedure (“UCP”) urging the California Department of Education to conduct a full investigation into the financial practices of the Magnolia Public Schools charter school network, […]

Robert Amsterdam on Emerging Markets in The Lawyers Weekly

Canadian publication The Lawyers Weekly has published a contribution from Robert Amsterdam on doing business in emerging markets in their upcoming August 21 edition. An adapted excerpt can be found below. For lawyers representing clients’ interests in challenging environments, some basic changes of mentality must be embraced. Firstly, too many international lawyers are quick to […]