Russian Government Hires High-Profile Experts in Bank of New York Laundering Suit

By Brian Monroe

The Russian government has hired celebrated U.S. attorneys Alan Dershowitz and G. Robert Blakey to testify about U.S. RICO laws as part of its $22.5 billion lawsuit against the Bank of New York Mellon for its alleged role in a money laundering scheme. Dershowitz has handled a list of high-profile clients that included O.J. Simpson, Mike Tyson and others. The Harvard Law graduate and author also won an appeal to overturn the conviction of Claus Von Bulow for the alleged murder of his wife. Blakey, a Notre Dame law school graduate, helped draft some of the first Racketeer Influence and...