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US judge allows businessman Alex Saab’s lawyers to use government emails in other litigation (correct*)

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 11 Jan 2023 15:45
  • 11 Jan 2023 17:30
US District Judge Robert Scola today granted a request from businessman Alex Saab’s lawyers to use, in unrelated litigation, government emails obtained during the criminal discovery process in Saab’s money-laundering case.
Saab was charged in 2019 with laundering the proceeds of a Venezuelan bribery scheme in the US (see here).

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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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