When the Special Counsel Robert Mueller team indicted Concord Management and Consulting, LLC, they did not expect that Russia might wind up gaming the process. Everyone was surprised when Concord Management decided to fight the charges from the Special Counsel. They were off-shore, in Russia, and for the most part completely untouchable. It looked like a slam dunk win for the Mueller team. Is Concord Management and Consulting just protecting their good name? Is the Russian government backing their play for some other reason? There is possibly something else going on here and it is revealed in this article.
As Written and Reported By Lee Ferran for ABC News:
After pleading not guilty, Concord, through the Pittsburgh-based law firm Reed Smith, has mounted a spirited defense, challenging the special counsel’s office.
When special counsel Robert Mueller announced indictments in February targeting 13 Russian individuals and three Russian business entities for their alleged roles in a Kremlin-directed election influence campaign, legal experts thought the case had little chance of going forward.take our poll - story continues below
After all, each of the defendants was believed to be safely in Russia, which does not have an extradition treaty with the U.S.
“When those indictments dropped I think it was widely assumed that it was unlikely that any of those defendants would ever appear in a U.S. court,” April Doss, a former attorney for the National Security Agency, told ABC News.
But then the Russians did something unexpected. In April, an American law firm told the court it was representing one of the accused businesses entities, Concord Management and Consulting, LLC, that wished to fight the case. Unlike cases against individuals, the American legal system allows for corporate defendants to be represented by an….
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