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Mueller's team grows to include a former Justice Department official

A former Justice Department official who prosecuted members of the Bonnano crime family is the latest person to join special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a spokesman confirmed to Reuters Tuesday.

Greg Andres, who most recently was a white-collar criminal defense lawyer at a New York firm, started Tuesday. He is the 16th lawyer to join the team. From 2010 to 2012, the Notre Dame and Chicago Law School graduate was deputy assistant attorney general in the criminal division, and oversaw the fraud unit and managed a program that focused on illegal foreign bribery, Reuters reports. When Andres was a federal prosecutor working out of Brooklyn, he prosecuted members of the Bonnano organized crime family, and one was accused of trying to have him killed.