Russia Meddling Claims Block 'Donorgate' From UN Bribe Trial

Law360, New York (May 18, 2017, 8:46 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday blocked a swath of evidence concerning Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng’s purported funding of U.S. politics, saying the risk of prejudice by bringing up foreign political meddling in the bribery trial is too great in light of the current accusations of undue overseas influence in last year’s elections.

The ruling came amid a pretrial hearing in a Manhattan courtroom, where prosecutors and Ng’s attorneys traded barbs over what evidence to allow into the upcoming trial of Ng over allegations...
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