Brandon Van Grack spoke with Business Insider about the Department of Justice (DOJ) enforcing the Foreign Agents and Registration Act (FARA) with public relations firms that represent foreign governments.
“The point of FARA is transparency,” said Brandon. “It’s not to provide info to the DOJ, but to the public.”
Companies that don’t meet FARA disclosure requirements can face penalties, Brandon warned. “From the DOJ’s perspective, enforcement is a tool that drives compliance, and the reality is when you see people prosecuted, that’s when people take it seriously.”
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