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Greg Craig Pleads Not Guilty to Lying About Foreign Lobbying (2)

April 12, 2019, 5:59 PMUpdated: April 12, 2019, 6:27 PM

Gregory Craig, a former partner at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, pleaded not guilty to federal charges he made false statements to the government and concealed work he did for a pro-Russian Ukrainian regime.

Craig, 74, entered his plea through his lawyer Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson in Washington. In the same courthouse just hours earlier, W. Samuel Patten was sentenced to three years of probation in connection with illegal lobbying for the same Ukrainian political faction.

The charges against Craig, a former Obama White House counsel, arose from the probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller ...