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Manafort money laundering charge in Russia probe may face challenges

Pharma news - November 3, 2017 - 8:31pm

When the lawyer for the former campaign manager of President Donald Trump attacked the money laundering charge brought against his client as flimsy, some legal experts say he may have pinpointed a potential weakness in the indictment by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller. Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates both pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that they failed to disclose they were lobbying for pro-Russia former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich between 2006 and 2015 and laundered tens of millions of dollars by funneling the money through dozens of companies, partnerships and bank accounts. In a court filing on Thursday, Manafort defense lawyer Kevin Downing said the money laundering count, the most serious facing his client with a 20-year maximum sentence, was based on a "tenuous legal theory" tying it to his failure to register as a foreign agent of the former Ukrainian leader.

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Trump Kicks Off Native American Heritage Month By Reviving 'Pocahontas' Slur

Pharma news - November 3, 2017 - 8:24pm

WASHINGTON — The president of the United States proved unable to make it a full 56 hours into Native American Heritage Month without insulting a U.S. senator for her claimed Native American heritage.

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