The U.S. government’s prosecution of former Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner Gregory Craig was always bound to be an unpleasant experience for the powerhouse law firm.
A late Friday filing in the case illustrates one more reason why. Federal prosecutors say they plan to introduce evidence that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pressured Craig to intervene after Skadden initially refused to hire Manafort’s ”immediate relative” as an associate. According to the filing, upon Craig’s urging, the firm later acceded to the 2012 hire.
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