Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a watchdog group, has filed complaints with the D.C. and Virginia Bars against two attorneys accused of illegally screening applicants to elite recruitment programs at Main Justice.

The complaints — filed Monday against Michael Elston, a McGuireWoods partner, and Esther Slater McDonald, an associate at Seyfarth Shaw — come in the wake of a critical report last month by the DOJ’s Office of Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility.

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