Russian Intrigue Meets the Hearsay Rule

August 15, 2017  |  New York Law Journal

The facts behind United States v. Prevezon Holdings were the stuff of spy novels, and indeed, the involvement of Prevezon's Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, only added to the drama surrounding this case. Just days before the case settled, Judge William H. Pauley III, who was to preside over the trial, issued a decision on a motion in limine filed by the government, addressing questions concerning application of the hearsay rule to foreign records the government intended to introduce at trial. In this article, we discuss Judge Pauley’s decision.

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