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Trump’s friend seeks millions in UAE investment by lobbying UAE: Attorney – NBC10 Philadelphia

Thomas Barak, old friend former President Donald Trump and his chairman in 2017 inaugural commissionsought hundreds of millions of dollars in investment from the United Arab Emirates, while illegally lobbying the Trump administration on behalf of the UAE, according to a replacement indictment filed Tuesday in federal court in New York.

The substitute charge adds two new allegations of false statements by investigators to Barak’s 2021 indictment and provides new allegations of how 75-year-old Barak lied to federal investigators when he refused to facilitate a telephone conversation between President-elect 2016 and two Trump and two . .

Last year, Barak and two conspirators were accused of “acting and conspiring to act as agents” of the UAE between April 2016 and April 2018 without registering as foreign agents. Barak was also accused of obstructing the administration of justice and of making several false statements to federal law enforcement.

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