Weissmann expected to leave Mueller team soon

Source: MGN

WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the most prominent prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller is leaving the team soon, a likely indication that the investigation is close to wrapping up.

Mueller spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement Thursday that Andrew Weissmann would be concluding his work with the team "in the near future." He did not give a date.

Weissmann, who worked as an FBI general counsel under Mueller, most recently led the Justice Department's fraud section. He achieved prominence for his work as a prosecutor while investigating the mob in New York City and the Enron scandal.

NPR first reported Weissmann's expected departure.