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BLOG: Two Russian FARA-Related Cases Still Pending

August 21, 2019,

Two federal cases charging violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (“FARA”) by Russian companies and individuals alleged to have acted as unregistered foreign agents to interfere in the 2016 and 2018 elections are still pending. The cases are part of a larger effort by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) to more aggressively enforce FARA.

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In February 2018, a grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an eight-count indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies, among them the Internet Research Agency, alleging that the defendants sought to interfere in the U.S. political system, including the 2016 presidential elections. Count One charges the defendants with conspiracy to violate FARA.

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