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Prospect of high-profile witnesses dissuades potential jurors in US trial of rapper Pras Michel

By Benjamin Jaimes and Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 28 Mar 2023 23:42
  • 29 Mar 2023 00:39
Jury selection will stretch into a third day tomorrow in the case of Prakazrel “Pras” Michel, as potential jurors express negative opinions about some of the high-profile witnesses expected to testify in the US case.
Michel is charged with, among other things, unregistered lobbying related to an effort to quash

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Benjamin Jaimes


Benjamin is a corruption reporter in Washington, DC. Prior to joining MLex, he worked as an internal investigations paralegal in Paris and interned as a foreign media analyst for the State Department. Benjamin graduated with a degree in Political Science from Columbia University.

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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