The law intended to shine a light on foreign entities and foreign governments working to influence policy in Washington, D.C., like the case of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, is being called into question. The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) requires Americans working on behalf of foreign governments, foreign political parties, or any person or organization outside the U.S., to disclose who is paying them to do what.
"The perception out there in the regulated community is that it's a toothless statute," Partner Christopher DeLacy said. "I think these recent cases could be a watershed moment as far as enforcement of FARA."
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