Author Archives: Christian Berthelsen

Robert Mueller, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and special counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice. Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg

Mueller Expands Probe to Trump Business Transactions

Mueller Expands Probe to Trump Business Transactions

The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump’s businesses as well as those of his associates, according to a person familiar with the probe. The president told the New York Times on Wednesday that any digging

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Giuliani, Mukasey Allowed to Remain on Iran Sanctions Case

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and ex-Attorney General Michael Mukasey can remain involved in the defense of a Turkish businessman charged with undermining financial sanctions against Iran, despite potential conflicts of interest. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman noted that both Giuliani’s and Mukasey’s law firms represent banks allegedly used by the businessman to launder

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Giuliani, Mukasey Seen as ‘Disingenuous’ by Sanctions Case Judge

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey were described by a U.S. judge as “surprisingly disingenuous” for downplaying Iran’s alleged role in the indictment of a Turkish businessman charged with sanctions violations. The duo, hired by Reza Zarrab’s team of lawyers to help defend him, was “possibly attempting to be

Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York. Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg

Giuliani Says He Sought Deal for Trader Citing National Security

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani disclosed that he sought to resolve a criminal sanctions case against a Turkish trader by brokering a deal with Turkey that he says was intended to promote U.S. national security interests. In a filing with the court Wednesday night, Giuliani also said “senior U.S. officials” were receptive to the

Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Photo by Michael Nagle (Bloomberg)

Bharara, Tweaking Trump, Says ‘No Plans’ to Run for Office

Former New York U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara gave a speech loaded with tongue-in-cheek digs at the president who fired him last month and lamented an era in which ideology and politics have come to shape everything from policy to personal friendship. Speaking publicly for the first time since he was dismissed by the administration of

Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York, speaks to members of the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg

Giuliani’s Role in Iran-Sanctions Case Draws Judge’s Scrutiny

By Christian Berthelsen, Bloomberg News Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s part in helping defend a Turkish-Iranian businessman may come under more scrutiny in a Manhattan court. A federal judge said Tuesday that he’ll order a hearing and try to get more details about Giuliani’s and former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey’s roles in defending

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JPMorgan Accused of Nickel-and-Diming Jurors on Debit Cards 

By Christian Berthelsen, Bloomberg News For some people, jury duty is a dreaded American civic obligation. Now, JPMorgan Chase & Co. is adding another unwelcome element: banking fees. In a handful of jurisdictions, the biggest U.S. bank by assets has taken over administration of the juror-compensation system, issuing debit cards instead of the age-old paper