NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former U.S. Justice Department official has become the latest lawyer to join special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, a spokesman for the team confirmed.
Greg Andres started on Tuesday, becoming the 16th lawyer on the team, said Josh Stueve, a spokesman for the special counsel.
Most recently a white-collar criminal defense lawyer with New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, Andres, 50, served at the Justice Department from 2010 to 2012. He was deputy assistant attorney general in the criminal division, where he oversaw the fraud unit and managed the program that targeted illegal foreign bribery.
According to the article, Andres was also a Brooklyn federal prosecutor for several years, during which time he prosecuted more than one member of the Bonnano organized crime family.
And while at the Justice Department, Andres oversaw the prosecution of Robert Allen Stanford, the $8 billion ponzi schemer. Sounds like a good match for the case at hand.
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