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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

"Mueller Asks Judge Whether Rick Gates Attorney Has Conflict"

From Bloomberg:

Rick Gates, the political consultant accused of money laundering with Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, has a longstanding personal and business relationship with a California man accused of fraud, prosecutors said.

That man, Steven Brown, is represented by one of the lawyers defending Gates against money laundering and conspiracy charges -- a potential conflict of interest since one may have to testify against the other, according to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office. Prosecutors asked a judge to review whether attorney Walter Mack can represent both Gates and Brown, who was charged in New York last year with defrauding investors in feature and documentary films.

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