One of the Russian companies being accused this week by Special Counsel Robert Mueller of funding an operation to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, did not exist during the time period Mueller’s team of prosecutors alleged.
Mueller Indicts Russian company that did not exist
A lawyer representing the accused Russian company, Concord and Consulting LLC, was asked by U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey if he was representing a third company named in Robert Mueller’s indictment. Court transcripts say.
“What about Concord Catering?” Harvey asked Dubelier. “The government makes an allegation that there’s some association. I don’t mean for you to – do you represent them, or not, today? And are we arraigning them as well?
Dubelier responded that he was not because the company did not exist, and said the Government has “indicted the proverbial ham sandwich.”
“We’re not,” Dubelier responded. “And the reason for that, Your Honor, is I think we’re dealing with a situation of the government having indicted the proverbial ham sandwich.”
“That company didn’t exist as a legal entity during the time period alleged by the government,” Dubelier continued. “If at some later time they show me that it did exist, we would probably represent them. But for purposes of today, no, we do not.”