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Increased FARA Enforcement May Lie Ahead

Law360, New York (October 31, 2017, 11:43 AM EDT) -- The indictment of Paul Manafort and Richard Gates on Monday brings into focus a federal statute not often employed by prosecutors. The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), once a little-known law, is now front and center in the national media. The law has been on the books since 1938, and is a disclosure statute that requires persons acting as agents of foreign principals in a political or public relations capacity to make periodic public disclosure of their relationship with the foreign principal, as well as their...
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