Mueller's investigation bears the hallmark of an organized crime case

Posted On: Sep 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Mueller's investigation bears the hallmark of an organized crime case

Paul Manafort's recent plea deal and cooperation agreement with the special counsel Robert Mueller is the latest indication of how the Russia investigation mirrors an organized crime case.
The hallmark of any prosecutor's approach to an organized crime case is the use of cooperating witnesses to move up the chain.
"You start low and you ask people: who did you answer to? Who gave you orders? Who did you report to?" said one Justice Department veteran. "That's the only way to get to the top of a criminal organization, and that's exactly what Mueller's doing."
But there are also a few crucial differences that also make the Russia probe similar to a complex white-collar investigation.
As the special counsel Robert Mueller works his way through the myriad of threads in the Russia investigation, his approach bears more and more similarities to what prosecutors do when they're tackling complex organized crime cases.
Mueller's recent plea deal and cooperation agreement with Paul Manafort , the former chairman of...

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