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Flynn joins consulting firm ahead of criminal sentencing

13 July 2018

Flynn will be the director of global strategy at Stonington Global LLC. "He was aware that a statement".

Muzin said he and Allaham could not comment on Flynn's "considerations about the timing of the announcement" but looked forward to working with him.

Facing potentially severe charges that included acting as an unregistered lobbyist, Flynn agreed on December 1, 2017 to plead guilty to a single count of lying to investigators in exchange for cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

In a statement about the move, Flynn said he is "excited to begin this new phase of my career".

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Sullivan agreed to the delay Tuesday, saying he didn't want to "micromanage" Flynn's cooperation with prosecutors.

"The Wall Street Journal reported today that Lt. Gen". The special counsel's office and Flynn's lawyers recently asked the probation office to prepare a pre-sentence report, a standard step that normally involves an investigation into a convicted criminal's background to document extenuating circumstances that might lessen the sentence, or a criminal history to justify a heavier sentence.

In a joint reply to the judge, prosecutor Brandon Van Grack and Flynn attorney Robert Kelner had said that although they still wanted to postpone sentencing and could update Sullivan again about timing on August 24, they had asked to launch the pre-sentence investigation because it would eventually help the court schedule move more quickly. "Its issuance now in his name appears to have been the result of a misunderstanding", Robert Kelner and Stephen Anthony, counsel to Flynn wrote. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his discussions with the then-Russian ambassador to the USA during the presidential transition.

Flynn's court appearance on Tuesday was his first since he pleaded guilty in December to lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about his discussions with Russia's ambassador to the United States regarding USA sanctions and a U.N. resolution related to Israel. If Cohen agrees to cooperate, whatever relevant information he could provide would likely be shared with Mueller's team. Flynn, who served as a top Trump campaign surrogate and briefly served as national security adviser before his firing in February 2017, did not make a statement after the hearing.

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Besides Flynn, several other former Trump campaign associates also became cooperating witness to the Russian Federation probe after Mueller secured their guilty pleas.

"General Flynn is eager to proceed to sentencing", Kelner told District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, who is overseeing the case in a Washington federal court. In the months since he pleaded guilty, Flynn has largely remained outside of the spotlight-avoiding the media and even shutting down a conservative lobbyist's unauthorized attempt to fundraise for his legal defense fund. President Obama imposed those sanctions December 28; the same day, Kislyak contacted Flynn to discuss how the Russian government would respond.

Flynn Intel Group was required, under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, to register as a foreign agent as soon as it secured the contract with Inovo, but it did not do so until months later.

The move was announced Tuesday morning, but by early evening, reality apparently dawned on Flynn.

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"Lock him up!" some shouted as Flynn's group walked to a waiting vehicle and drove away.

Flynn joins consulting firm ahead of criminal sentencing