February 14, 2020
Partner Jaimie Nawaday
, chair of Kelley Drye’s White Collar, Investigations and Compliance practice, was quoted in the New York Law Journal
article, “Only the Beginning?: US AG Barr’s Role in Roger Stone Sentencing Roils City Bar and Ex-Prosecutors.” The article discusses the growing scandal over the Justice Department's decision to retract its recommendation that Trump associate Roger Stone serve seven to nine years in prison following his conviction on charges related to the 2016 election.
“Today it’s sentencing. Tomorrow it’s charging … If this goes unchecked, this is only the beginning,” said Jaimie, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Jaimie further noted that it was “very likely” that other investigations throughout the Justice Department could meet a swift end after it was reported that Barr had taken over criminal matters important to the president.
“I think there is a great risk that investigations will be quietly interfered with across the country and across offices,” Jaimie said.
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