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ID:

32

Date:

2004-06-28

Headline:

FOIA request reveals database of foreign lobbyists fragile, vulnerable to collapse

Reporter's name:

Kevin Bogardus

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Center for Public Integrity

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Justice Department officials, responding to a FOIA request by the Center for Public Integrity, said they were unable to release information from their foreign agents database because it's too fragile and simply trying to copy the information electronically could destroy the database. The database details millions of dollars foreign governments, companies and foundations have spent on lobbying efforts. Three years later, in June 2007, ABC News reported that the Justice Department had quietly put the database online at http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fara/links/search.html

Notes:

In June 2007, three years after the Justice Department rejected CPI's FOIA request, ABC News reported that the Justice Department had quietly put the database online at http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fara/links/search.html.

Keywords:

foreign lobbyist; Justice Department; Foreign Agent Registration Unit; Foreign Lobby Registration Act, Lobbying Disclosure Act

URL:

http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fara/links/search.html


Agencies:

DOJ

States:

DC

Categories:

general government


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