WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge is weighing civil contempt charges against a Russian company accused of funding a Russian troll farm’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election to boost President Donald Trump’s candidacy after prosecutors accused the St. Petersburg-based firm of defying subpoenas to hand over documents.
FILE PHOTO: Russian businessman Evgeny Prigozhin looks on before a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping with representatives of civic organisations, business and media communities at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool/File Photo
Prosecutors have asked U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich to hold Concord Management and Consulting LLC – a company that prosecutors said is controlled by a businessman named Evgeny Prigozhin with ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin – in contempt. Friedrich on Thursday ordered company representatives to appear in court on Monday for a contempt hearing.
Prosecutors said in a court…