Judge Sets September Date for Trump Ally Barrack’s UAE Lobbying Trial | Top News


NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Wednesday set a September start date for the trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s billionaire ally Thomas Barrack, who is charged with illegally lobbying for the United Arab Emirates.

U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan said jury selection in Brooklyn federal court would begin on Sept. 7, with the trial beginning shortly thereafter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Hiral Mehta said he expected the trial to last three weeks, though he said that was a “cautious” estimate.

Barrack was released https://www.reuters.com/world/us/trump-ally-barrack-reaches-bail-package-deal-with-prosecutors-2021-07-23 from custody pending trial in July after reaching an agreement with prosecutors that called for him to put up a $250 million bond secured by $5 million in cash.

Petrocelli said he would move to dismiss the case this month.

(Reporting by Luc Cohen in New York; Editing by Alexandra Hudson)

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