Donald Trump is slowly building a web of deceit, and it is entangling him and those around him. Even his son is caught up in the web. Donald Trump Jr. is so caught up, that he, like his father, is hiring a lawyer to defend him from future criminal issues.
Donald Trump Jr., under scrutiny amid revelations that he met last year with a Russian lawyer, has hired a New York criminal defense attorney with a practice that’s included high-profile organized crime and cybercrime cases.
Alan Futerfas runs a small law firm in New York that focuses on white collar investigations and prosecutions. Futerfas confirmed that he is representing Donald Trump Jr. to BuzzFeed News by email after Reuters reported the news.
In hiring Futerfas, Donald Trump Jr. has followed his father in tapping an attorney outside the cadre of Washington, DC-based white collar defense attorneys who frequently represent people involved in political controversies. Earlier this year, President Trump hired Marc Kasowitz — a New York attorney with little white collar defense experience — to represent him in connection with Department of Justice and congressional inquiries into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Unlike Kasowitz, however, Futerfas’ practice is steeped in high-profile white collar matters, as well as the occasional political controversy. News archives show that Futerfas has long represented clients with alleged ties to organized crime, including alleged members of the Bonanno, Gambino, Genovese, and Colombo crime families. Last year, he represented the son of a New York pizzeria owner who was found guilty of drug-related charges in a case that stemmed from an investigation into drug trafficking by the Italian mafia. BuzzFeed