Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Dershowitz, Freeh Register to Lobby for Sanctioned Billionaire

  • Treasury says Dan Getler made fortune through corrupt deals
  • Dershowitz says they’re acting as lawyers, not lobbyists
Alan Dershowitz
Alan DershowitzPhotographer: John Lamparski/Getty Images

High-profile defense attorney Alan Dershowitz and Louis Freeh, a former FBI director, have registered to lobby for an Israeli billionaire investor who’s been sanctioned by the U.S. government.

Dan Gertler, who the Treasury Department said amassed his fortune through “corrupt deals” in the Democratic Republic of Congo, hired Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan LLP to lobby Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, according to a registration statement it filed with Congress today. The filing was first reported by CNBC.