An unidentified company wholly owned by a sovereign foreign government can proceed in filing a sealed request to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider its appeal of a Robert Mueller-linked grand jury subpoena, the court announced Tuesday. Mystery Grand Jury Company Asks SCOTUS To Hear Appeal In Redacted Filing:
A redacted version of the request has been made available to the public. REDACTED Petition For a Writ of Certiorari (.pdf).
The move will allow the unnamed firm – reportedly a financial institution – a chance at winning an appeal before the Supreme Court.
The mysterious company was ordered to file redacted versions of its court papers for the public record.
Little is known about the company in the case in question. A contempt order issued by a lower court that SCOTUS declined to block is forcing the firm to pay a fine of $50,000 per day as long as it refuses to comply with the grand jury subpoena. Today’s redacted filing confirms that the company is “wholly owned” by a foreign state, meaning that it would have no other shareholders.