The U.S. Justice Department’s renewed drive to demand the disclosure of foreign influence in the U.S. has generated a flood of filings detailing the work lobbyists and lawyers take up for overseas interests, with firms revealing fees and identifying the governments they represent.
Indeed, it has been a breakout year for the Justice Department team tasked with enforcing the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the decades-old federal law that requires advocates for foreign powers to disclose their activities in the U.S. After years of lax enforcement, the Justice Department has stepped up inspections to determine whether firms are meeting their disclosure obligations.
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