On Thursday April 11th, the Justice Department indicted Gregory Craig, who served as White House counsel under President Obama, on charges related to work he performed for the Ukrainian government in 2012. The Department of Justice alleges Craig made “false and misleading statements” to avoid registering under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
“Sometimes it really is the fact that the cover-up is worse than the crime,” said Joshua Rosenstein, a lawyer at Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock who advises clients on complying with FARA. “It’s unclear that any of this would have happened if Mr. Craig was forthright with the government to begin with.”
Many firms “are no longer quite as willing to take risks or operate in gray areas,” Rosenstein added.
You can read Partner Josh Rosenstein’s comments on the indictment in the following articles: