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Craig Pushed Skadden to Hire Manafort Relative, U.S. Says

  • U.S. description appears to match that of Manafort daughter
  • Craig moves to dismiss charges he lied about Ukraine lobbying
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Former Skadden partner Gregory Craig lobbied his law firm to hire a relative of Paul Manafort while Manafort was lobbying for the pro-Russia government of Ukraine, federal prosecutors said in a court filing.

Craig is charged with lying to the government about his efforts on behalf of the Ukrainian regime at the time. He has pleaded not guilty and, in a pair of motions filed Friday, asked U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington to dismiss the case.