Special Counsel Robert Mueller III’s team raised concerns Monday that a defense lawyer for Rick Gates, a former business partner of Paul Manafort, could have a conflict of interest that prevents him from participating in the money laundering case against the two men in Washington federal court.
Prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the District of Columbia to review Gates’ legal representation to ensure he is aware of any possible conflict posed by his representation from Walter Mack, a partner in New York’s Doar Rieck Kaley & Mack.
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