Former Obama White Home counsel Greg Craig set for Aug. 12 trial


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The case spun out of particular counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference within the 2016 presidential election.

04/19/2019 06:29 PM EDT

Former Obama White Home counsel Greg Craig will go on trial Aug. 12 on fees that he lied to and hid data from the Justice Division about his work for Ukraine, in keeping with a choose’s scheduling order issued Friday.

U.S. District Court docket Decide Amy Berman Jackson set the trial date in Washington, D.C., together with a sequence of different key dates within the case, which spun out of particular counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference within the 2016 presidential election.

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Federal prosecutors from the U.S. legal professional’s workplace in Washington are actually dealing with the Craig case, which facilities round allegations that he ought to have registered as a international lobbyist for authorized work he did beginning in 2012 to defend Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s jailing of certainly one of his political opponents.

Craig, 74, has pleaded not responsible to the costs. His legal professionals earlier this week signaled that their protection will middle across the argument that there’s no affirmative obligation below the legislation to convey “all related info” to the federal government. Craig’s case offers with work he did on the Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom legislation agency after his one-year authorities stint in the beginning of the Obama administration.

Different key dates in Jackson’s order embrace a Might 10 deadline for Craig’s legal professionals to file any motions to dismiss the case, and an Aug. 5 pretrial convention.

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