The United States Law Week

60 Minutes Sting Report Leads to Public Censure for NY Lawyer

Sept. 21, 2018, 8:41 PM

A New York lawyer was publicly censured after CBS’s 60 Minutes aired video of him giving a prospective “client” advice on how to move suspicious funds into the U.S.

60 Minutes caused a stir in the New York legal community when it reported on the Global Witness sting operation in January 2016. Lawyers in 13 different New York law firms met with an investigator posing as a German lawyer who represented a West African mining minister. The minister wanted to buy a brownstone, a jet plane, and yacht with money whose origins were questionable. Only one lawyer immediately declined the...

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