Tom Barrack, a onetime private equity executive and fundraiser for former President Donald Trump, was found not guilty by a jury on Friday of unlawfully acting as an agent of the United Arab Emirates, dealing a setback to the U.S. Justice Department.

Barrack was also acquitted of obstruction of justice and making false statements to FBI agents in 2019 about his interactions with Emirati officials and their representatives.

Barrack’s former assistant and co-defendant, Matthew Grimes, was also acquitted of acting as a foreign agent and conspiracy to act as a foreign agent.

The verdict followed a six-week trial in federal court in Brooklyn.

Barrack hugged his lawyers after the verdict was read.

“It’s these people who should take the victory lap,” Barrack told reporters, referring to the jury. “I’m so moved by them and by the system,” he added.

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