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Former Skadden Partner May Face Charges Related to Manafort-Linked Ukraine Report

By on September 21, 2018 in Criminal Law, International, Litigation-Personal

The ABA Journal reports that attorneys for former Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner Greg Craig say he did not circulate a report put together by the law firm and involving former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort.

Reporter Stephanie Francis Ward explains: “The report was written by Skadden attorneys about the 2011 trial of Yulia Tymoshenko, a former prime minister of Ukraine who was found guilty of abusing her office. Working as a lobbyist, Manafort solicited the report on behalf of Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s pro-Russian president and a rival to Tymoshenko. The plan was to use the report to defend her trial.”

The Washington Post reports that Skadden was paid $4.6 million, a fact Manafort did not reveal, while Ukrainian officials said they paid $12,000 for the report.

And CNN reports that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York is also looking into whether Craig failed to register as a foreign agent as required by the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Read the ABA Journal article.