Barack Obama’s Former White House Counsel Is Indicted
He’s charged in Mueller-related case with making false statements to investigators and concealing information about his work with Ukrainian government
By Wayne Dupree | April 11, 2019
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Gregory Craig, former White House counsel for Barack Obama, was indicted on Thursday by a grand jury for lying to FBI agents and for failing to register as a foreign agent.
Doesn’t it feel grand when bad people on the other side get caught?
He allegedly failed to disclose that he worked on behalf of the Ukrainian government.
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Obama’s statement: “I never knew I had a White House counsel. I just heard about this on the news.”
Craig, 74, of Washington, D.C., was indicted by a grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for willfully falsifying and concealing material facts from the FARA Unit, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001(a)(1), and for making false and misleading statements to the FARA Unit, in violation Title 22, United States Code, Section 618(a)(2).
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of criminal laws and is not evidence of guilt.
Every defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.
The maximum penalties for the charged offenses are, respectively, five years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine, and five years’ imprisonment and a $10,000 fine. The maximum statutory sentence for federal offenses is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes. The sentencing will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. (source: Department of Justice)
The Washington Post
Gregory Craig, ex-Obama White House counsel, expects to be charged in relation to Ukrainian work with Manafort, his lawyers say https://wapo.st/2P4I3iO
7:04 PM – Apr 10, 2019
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