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MEMBERS OF TEAM #MUELLER
1.Zainab Ahmed
Ahmed is an expert in prosecuting terrorism and organized crime, Zainab Ahmad previously served as an assistant US attorney for the Eastern District of New York. She joined #TeamMueller in the summer of 2017.
1a)Ahmad has worked on the case of Flynn: She was one of two prosecutors who signed Flynn’s charging documents and was also in court for Flynn’s guilty plea in December 2017.

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1b)Ahmad successfully prosecuted al-Qaeda terrorist Najibullah Zazi, who pleaded guilty in 2010 to terrorism charges relating to a plot to bomb the New York City subways on the 9/11 anniversary.

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1c)In 2017, Ahmad co-led the prosecution of Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh, an American citizen who was convicted on nine counts related to an al-Qaeda plan to attack US troops in Afghanistan.

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2.Greg Andres
Andres is a white-collar criminal defense lawyer who specializes in fraud and foreign bribery. He served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the DOJ´s Criminal Division, and involved in the successful prosecution of an $8 billion Ponzi scheme.

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2a)Most recently, Andres worked as a corporate lawyer at the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell.

On the Mueller team, he is jointly leading the case against Manafort and Gates.

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2b)Andres was involved in the prosecution of Robert Allen Stanford in an $8 billion Ponzi scheme case. Stanford was convicted in 2012 on 13 counts, including mail fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.

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2c)While in the US attorney’s office in Brooklyn, Andres led a mafia investigation that convicted dozens of mob associates. In those situations, the prosecutors attempted to pressure witnesses into cooperation — also known as “flipping.”

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2d)Leaders of the Bonanno organized crime family in New York even hatched a plan to kill him, though they never carried it out, according to court documents.

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3.Rush Atkinson

Before joining Mueller’s team, trial attorney Rush Atkinson worked for the Criminal Division Securities and Financial Fraud Unit at the DOJ, where he worked under Weissmann, who is also now on Mueller’s team.

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3a)Atkinson previously worked in the Justice Department’s National Security Division, which specializes in counterterrorism and foreign intelligence surveillance cases.

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3b)Atkinson has been involved in the case against 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 election by using social media to spread divisive political messages.

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3c)Atkinson was involved with the indictment of a former vice president of finance for Bankrate, Inc. The former bank official was charged with wire fraud, securities fraud and other financial crimes.

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3d)Atkinson also helped with the prosecution of a mother and son charged with orchestrating a $16 million Medicare fraud scheme in Miami.

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4.Ryan Dickey

Dickey, was added to Mueller’s team in late 2017, was previously an assistant US attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. He specializes in cyber-related prosecutions.

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4a)Dickey has been involved in the case against 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 election by using social media to spread divisive political messages.

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4b)Dickey was involved in the sprawling case against Megaupload, the online file sharing website that the DOJ described as an “international organized criminal enterprise” that perpetrated “massive online piracy.”

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4c) Dickey was senior counsel in the case against the hacker known as Guccifer, a Romanian national who hacked the accounts of prominent Americans and was sentenced to prison in 2016.

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5.Michael Dreeben

Dreeben is a deputy solicitor general at DOJ, argued more than 100 cases before the SCOTUS throughout his extensive legal career. Dreeben is considered to be one of Mueller’s most significant hires because of his expertise in criminal law and appellate advocacy
5a)In February 2018, a federal judge weighing whether to release the Comey memos revealed that Dreeben had secretly provided testimony to the court about Mueller’s investigation

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5b)Dreeben argued his first Supreme Court case in 1989 against a young lawyer named John Roberts, who would later become chief justice. Dreeben has appeared before the high court more than 100 times

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5c)Dreeben made an unrelated first Supreme Court appearance since joining the Mueller team on detail. He argued on behalf of the US government in a Fourth Amendment cell phone privacy case in November 2017.

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6.Kyle Freeney
Prior to joining the Mueller investigation, Kyle Freeny was a Justice Department prosecutor for the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative, which focuses on foreign corruption and money laundering.

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6a)
Freeny is working on the Manafort and Gates case, appearing in court alongside her special counsel colleagues Andrew Weissmann and Greg Andres.

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6b)Freeny was involved with the prosecution of the production company behind “The Wolf of Wall Street,” which was allegedly funded with laundered money from the Malaysian government.

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6c)Freeny also defended the federal government in 2014 when 26 states filed a lawsuit challenging Obama’s executive orders on immigration, according to court filings.

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7.Andrew Goldstein

Goldstein led the public corruption unit in the US attorney’s office in Manhattan. He worked under @PreetBharara

Goldstein,Jeannie Rhee and Aaron Zelinsky, was involved in handling the case of George Papadopoulos.

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7a) Goldstein was part of the team that secured a 2015 corruption conviction of Sheldon Silver, the former Democratic speaker of the New York State Assembly.

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7b)Goldstein also successfully prosecuted three men associated with a NYC municipal fraud and kickback scheme project called CityTime.
7c) The investigation examined more than 150 bank accounts, hundreds of thousands of documents and more than 100 witnesses, according to DOJ
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8.Adam Jed
Jed is an appellate attorney, joined the Mueller team on detail from the DOJ Civil Division. He received the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service in 2014.

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8a)Jed is working on the Manafort and Gates case, though he has not appeared in court hearings.
Jed has worked on several high-profile SCOTUS cases during the Obama admin including United States v. Windsor, which overturned the Defense of Marriage Act.
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8b)Jed also defended the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate in the Little Sisters of the Poor v. Sebelius case. The Supreme Court sent the case back to a lower court in 2016, punting on the issue.

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9.Scott Meisler

Meisler was an appellate lawyer in the DOJ’s Criminal Division for several years before joining the Mueller team in the summer of 2017. He specializes in surveillance and fraud cases.
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9a)Meisler is working on the Manafort and Gates case, though he has not appeared in court hearings.

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9b)In 2012, Meisler won a Justice Department Criminal Division award for “Outstanding Contributions by a New Employee” for winning an en banc decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in an honest-services fraud case, according to a press release

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10.Elizabeth Prelogar

Prelogar joined Mueller’s team from the solicitor general’s office, where she argued cases as an appellate attorney. She previously clerked for Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan.

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10a) She speaks fluent Russian and has previously studied Russian censorship laws.

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10b)Prelogar also worked on Carpenter v. United States, a case pending before the Supreme Court that questions whether the government’s acquisition of cellphone records from cellphone providers violates the individual customer’s Fourth Amendment rights.

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11.James Quarles

Quarles was a young assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force in the mid-1970s. He then joined the Boston-based law firm Hale and Dorr and specializing in intellectual property litigation.
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11a) That law firm merged with an old-line DC partnership — Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering — and Quarles joined its executive committee. Mueller also worked at that firm, known as WilmerHale, and brought Quarles along after he was appointed special counsel.
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11b)Quarles’ former clients as a private attorney include Apple, the NFL and Volkswagen, for which he worked alongside Mueller to oversee hundreds of settlements brought against the car maker regarding its diesel emissions

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12.Jeannine Rhee

Rhee, a white-collar crime specialist focusing on gov investigations, During the Obama admin, she served as a deputy assistant AG in the Office of Legal Counsel, which weigh some of the thorniest legal questions for the executive branch
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12a)Rhee has been involved in the case against 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 election by using social media to spread divisive political messages. She also worked on George Papadopoulos’ guilty plea,
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12b)Rhee has tried over 30 cases for the DOJ. During the Bush administration, she advised the WH and AG on criminal law, executive privilege and other legal matters,
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12c)Rhee represented Hillary Clinton in a lawsuit about her private emails, and she also represented the Clinton Foundation in a civil racketeering case that was later dismissed.
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12d)Rhee also represented President Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes during the House Benghazi Committee’s investigation into the deadly 2012 terrorist attack in Libya.

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13.Brian Richardson

Richardson clerked for SCOTUS Stephen Breyer during the Oct 2016 term, before joining Mueller’s team in July 2017. Richardson previously worked for judges in the US district court in Brooklyn and the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals,
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13a)Richardson appeared in court alongside Weissmann,Andres and Freeny for the plea hearing of van der Zwaan in February 2018. Van der Zwaan pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his discussions with Rick Gates.

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14.Brandon Von Grack

Van Grack served in the DOJ´S National Security Division. He prosecuted counter-espionage cases in the department’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section.
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14a)Van Grack is one of the lawyers on Mueller’s team that handled the Flynn investigation and guilty plea. He is overseeing Flynn’s case in court.
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14b)Van Grack has been involved in several high-profile cyber and counter-terrorism cases, including prosecution of a Kosovo hacker who gave personal information of US service members to ISIS.The hacker,Ardit Ferizi, was sentenced to 20 years in prison,
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14c)Van Grack also helped prosecute a US government employee who took home classified documents that contained national defense information.

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15.Andrew Weissmann

Weissmann was one of Mueller’s first hires, leaving his DOJ role as chief of the Criminal Division Fraud Section.Weissman was Mueller’s special counsel in 2005, and the bureau’s general counsel in 2011.
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15a)Weissmann jointly leads the case against Manafort and Gates.
Weissmann famously led the Justice Department’s Enron Task Force in the early 2000s, where he investigated over 30 members of the company’s upper echelon.
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15b)One of Weissmann’s more memorable tactics included charging the spouse of Enron’s chief financial officer Andrew Fastow. The approach led to guilty pleas from both Fastows, and the former business leader’s cooperation in the investigation.
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15c)Weissmann was responsible for trying more than 25 cases and prosecuting several members of the Genovese, Colombo and Gambino crime families in the Brooklyn US attorney’s office,

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15d)Weissmann was also involved in a cooperation agreement signed between the US government and Felix #Sater in 1998, according to court filings. #Sater, did business with Trump in the 2000s.
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15e)#Sater would later become an FBI informant who helped the government pursue organized crime figures.

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16.Aaron Zebley
Zebley previously served as Mueller’s chief of staff at the FBI. Zebley also worked as the senior counselor in the National Security Division at the DOJ and as a special agent in the FBI’s Counter Terrorism Division.
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16a)Zebley was part of the FBI team that investigated the September 11th attacks. He was involved in the trial of al-Qaeda operative Zacarias Moussaoui, who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

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16b)Zebley also played a role in tracking down terrorists behind the twin US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.
More recently, Zebley once represented former Clinton aide Justin Cooper, who helped manage her private server.

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17.Aaron Zelinsky
Zelinsky joined the Mueller team on detail from the US attorney’s office in Maryland. Zelinsky served as an assistant US attorney under DAG Rosenstein,
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17a)Zelinsky was involved in the Papadopoulos investigation and guilty plea.

Zelinsky was involved in prosecuting cases of felon gun ownership, health care fraud conspiracy, and food stamp fraud and wire fraud.

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17b)In 2016, Zelinsky was recognized by the Justice Department for excellence in prosecuting organized criminal activity.

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