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Ex-lawyer of Obama Craig acquitted in case on working for Ukraine’s ex-president Yanukovych

Craig was accused of no registration of his work for ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in the basis of the foreign agents of the U.S. government and concealing this information from the American government
14:21, 5 September 2019

Former Obama White House counsel Gregory B. Craig
Associated Press

Ex-lawyer of former U.S. President Barak Obama Gregory Craig was recognized not guilty of the misleading in work, which he performed for Ukraine. He was suspected in the case on Russia’s interference in 2016 U.S. elections as Reuters reported.

“I want to thank the jury for doing justice. I’m very fortunate to have the support of a loving family and many loyal friends who were steadfast during this ordeal,” Craig said.

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, which held the case, refused to comment on the situation.

The jury in federal court in Washington acquitted Craig in case of misleading the U.S. Justice Department during the legal review, which was held as he left the White House.

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Craig was accused of no registration of his work for ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in the basis of the foreign agents of the U.S. government and concealing this information from the American government.

Craig faced five years in jail.

As it was reported, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been found guilty on eight counts of financial crimes. After a 16-day trial, Manafort was found guilty of five tax fraud charges, one charge of hiding foreign bank accounts, and two counts of bank fraud. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the remaining 10 counts, and the judge declared a mistrial on those charges. 

Related: Trial of former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig highlights crackdown on foreign-influence industry

Paul Manafort is charged with laundering money and evading taxes over ten years of cooperation with former Ukrainian leaders. Previously, an investigation team released over 300 documents, which reveal the details of Manafort's cooperation with the currently disbanded Party of Regions - the-then pro-presidential and ruling political force in Ukraine.

Later Manafort was sentenced to 7,5 years imprisonment, as a result of court hearings on his case.

 

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