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U.S. Foreign Lobbying Crackdown to Outlive Craig Acquittal

Sept. 6, 2019, 3:10 PM

The Justice Department is likely to continue its aggressive crack down on illegal foreign lobbying activity despite a recent defeat in its case against Gregory Craig, attorneys say.

Craig was acquitted Sept. 4 on a felony false statements charge tied to work he performed for the Ukrainian government while a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. The former White House counsel for President Barack Obama was indicted earlier this year on allegations of misleading Justice Department officials about Skadden’s project to avoid registering as an agent of Ukraine.

“This particular prosecution got whittled down to a point...

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