When President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Kennedy’s vacancy on the Supreme Court, no one expected that the Congressional hearing would transform into a trial setting. As soon as the story broke, the FBI expanded the scope of its inquiry into sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee beyond the initial interviews that the White House mandated. Special agents launched probing interviews of former students that attended Justice Kavanaugh’s private high school, Georgetown Preparatory School, as well as fellow students from Yale University. Our firm represented one of the Justice’s childhood friends, who was reported to have hosted a party where one of the alleged assaults took place.
Baked into any government interview is always the possibility of the charge of false statement to a federal official, which carries jail time. The statement can be spoken or written and need not be under oath. Every year a stunning number of citizens are indicted and convicted at record speed for this infraction. Because law enforcement has a history of systemic abuse of this unique power to charge a person for the slightest misstatement, it was vital that we help our client navigate every step of the interview process. After the interview and confirmation, our client was able to resume his life, and the rest, as they say, is history.
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