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Old 07-01-2017, 04:45 AM   #108
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I believe Flynn and Manafort not registering as foreign agents are crimes.
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from the WashPo

"Deliberately failing to file as a foreign agent may result in a felony criminal charge accompanied by steep monetary civil penalties. In practice, however, the Department of Justice generally encourages voluntary compliance and prosecutions under the act are “quite rare,” said Joseph Sandler, an attorney who specializes in political law, including FARA. The Justice Department generally allows people to register retroactively(I think they both registered retroactively) if questions arise about their past activities and the law requires no late fees or other penalties.

Criminal charges for violating FARA have typically been reserved for cases involving foreign agents whose conduct ran afoul of U.S. foreign policy interests. They often come as a package of other criminal charges, like espionage."
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