Mueller’s mob buster
A veteran federal prosecutor who nailed mob boss Vincent “The Chin” Gigante and has a talent for persuading witnesses to rat out their pals has joined the team of special counsel Robert Mueller as it probes the Trump administration’s Russian ties.
Andrew Weissmann is best known for prosecuting organizedcrime cases in Brooklyn as well as the Enron fraud case — which all depended on getting uncooperative witnesses to spill their guts.
In 1997, he and trial partner George Stamboulidis brought down Gigante with the help of turncoat witnesses.
“The only way you can make those cases is to get people to cooperate, even when the oath of omerta was strong and in full play,” Stamboulidis told Reuters.
Securing the cooperation of people close to Trump could be important for the Mueller probe.