Setbacks Prosecuting Trump Allies Highlight Challenges in Foreign Influence Cases
December 8, 2022 | New York Law Journal
The recent acquittal of Thomas Barrack and repeated setbacks in the DOJ’s prosecution of Bijan Rafiekian, two allies of former President Donald J. Trump, are only the latest examples of the government’s difficulties successfully prosecuting cases of non-traditional foreign influence in U.S. affairs. In our latest article for the New York Law Journal, we review the statutory framework and examine the DOJ’s underwhelming recent track record in obtaining convictions in politically charged foreign influence cases involving ostensibly legitimate international business dealings.
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