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Laurel Brandstetter Publishes Op-Ed on Russia Investigation Indictments in Patriot-News

On November 14, 2017 by Schnader

Laurel Brandstetter authored an opinion piece published by PennLive/The Patriot-News, “Here’s One Thing We Know For Sure About Trump/Russia Probe – Robert Mueller Is Playing For Keeps“. The op-ed shares behind the scenes strategies that Mueller’s indictments seem to point to.

Brandstetter writes: “The overall investigation has very few limits. Mueller is willing to seek indictments outside the scope of the original investigation once probable cause of criminal activity is identified. He is looking back through a timeframe spanning more than ten years. And he is willing to pursue rarely used criminal statutes to secure cooperation and/or convictions. Look for a far ranging and lengthy investigation.”

For a more in-depth analysis of these issues by Brandstetter, also read “How the Federal Grand Jury Process Works“.

Laurel Brandstetter is chair of Schnader’s Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations Practice Group. She served as Senior Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and was a prosecutor with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office. She has extensive experience with federal, state, and local grand juries and all aspects of representing criminal defendants. Her practice also includes conducting internal investigations for municipalities, school districts, universities, and corporate clients.

Download the op-ed here.

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