Barrack Pleads Not Guilty to UAE Illegal Lobbying Charges (2)

July 26, 2021, 7:25 PM

Tom Barrack pleaded not guilty to charges that he illegally lobbied the U.S. government on behalf of the United Arab Emirates and lied to investigators about it.

The founder of Colony Capital Inc. and former chairman of Trump’s inaugural committee appeared calm Monday while answering questions from a federal magistrate judge, and even while being mobbed by cameras as he left the courthouse in Brooklyn. It was the first in-person court appearance for Barrack, 74, since being arrested in California on Tuesday.

“Of course I am innocent of all these charges and we will prove that in court,” Barrack said ...

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