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Defense counsel’s fall spurs indefinite delay in rapper Pras Michel’s US trial for undisclosed foreign lobbying

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 11 Oct 2022 17:08
  • 11 Oct 2022 17:29
A health matter involving the defense lawyer for Pras Michel caused US District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly to place an indefinite pause on the rapper’s trial on charges of undisclosed foreign lobbying.
David Kenner, Michel’s attorney, had an accident and fell while visiting family out of state, according to a new

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Samuel Rubenfeld


Samuel Rubenfeld is a reporter covering cases of bribery and corruption and some international trade issues. Prior to joining MLex, he was editor of the Kharon Brief, a news and data analysis platform focused on global security issues, including sanctions and export controls. Earlier in his career, Rubenfeld spent about a decade at The Wall Street Journal, including nearly nine years as a reporter covering corporate risk and compliance concerns such as bribery, money laundering, sanctions, terrorist financing and whistleblowers.

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