Ex-Perkins Coie Atty Can't Ditch Charge Of Lying To FBI

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By Jack Karp (April 13, 2022, 3:56 PM EDT) — Former Perkins Coie LLP partner Michael A. Sussmann will have to face accusations that he lied to the FBI during the 2016 presidential campaign, after a Washington, D.C., federal judge ruled Wednesday that the dispute over the lie’s materiality must be resolved at trial.

U.S. District Judge Christopher R. Cooper refused to dismiss the one-count indictment against Sussmann, a former D.C.-based cybersecurity attorney at Perkins Coie who is accused of lying to a top FBI lawyer about possible connections between then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s company and Alfa Bank, a Kremlin-connected Russian institution.

Sussmann’s attorneys have pressed for the indictment to be…

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