The lawyers retained by Firtash are
The husband-and-wife team were vocal critics of Special Counsel
Firtash has been fighting a U.S. Justice Department request for extradition to Chicago, where has was charged in a 2013 case involving alleged bribe payment to officials in India to secure mining concessions.
In June, Austria’s Supreme Court ruled that Firtash could be extradited to the U.S. The Ukrainian energy magnate is mounting a last-ditch effort to stave off the transfer.
Firtash struck an agreement in 2007 to supply titanium to Boeing Inc. according to charges filed against him in Chicago. In order to obtain the mineral, Firtash allegedly paid bribes to officials in India to secure his firm’s access to titanium mines on the subcontinent. Boeing wasn’t charged in the case.
Firtash wasn’t linked to Russian attempts to help Trump’s campaign in 2016. However, his U.S. lawyers were approached by Mueller’s team for information about Manafort, who did business with Firtash before he was chairman of Trump’s campaign in the summer of 2016.
In 2008, Manafort was part of an $850 million plan involving Firtash and Russian billionaire
Manafort was eventually convicted by Mueller’s prosecutors of multiple crimes and is serving a sentence of more than seven years.
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