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Obama White House Counsel Gets DOJ Slap on the Wrist in Manafort Case

All the three top 2016 candidates had pros on their campaign who were knee deep in Ukraine, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. But it’s Manafort who is being treated as the greatest threat to America since lawn darts and has every book being thrown at him, while the other campaign pros, including a former Obama White House Counsel, get a slap on the wrist.

A settlement agreement struck between Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and the Justice Department over the firm’s past work for the Ukrainian government has thrust former firm partner Greg Craig back under the spotlight.

The civil settlement, signed Jan. 15, resolves an inquiry initiated by the Justice Department into whether the firm violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act for work it conducted for Ukraine beginning in 2012. Under the agreement, Skadden has agreed to retroactively register as a foreign agent of the Ukrainian government and will pay the U.S. Treasury over $4.6 million, which covers the money it made working for Ukraine.

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