Foreign agent

Maria Butina, her crime: A love of the NRA and being Russian (Video)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has communicated to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Russian national Maria Butina must be set free and allowed to return to Russia, after she was arrested by US officials on dubious spy charges.
Lavrov said that the US should immediately release the Russian gun activist, who is being held in the US on espionage charges, after a phone conversation with his US counterpart.
Lavrov called the charges levied against Butina “fabricated.”

Russia Today​ ​Forced to Register ​a​s a Foreign Agent Under Threat of Seizure

Max Blumenthal, is a frequent guest on RT, says there is a double standard being applied: the Israel lobby, and organizations like AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs Committee), promote war in Gaza, war in Lebanon and war in Iran, but are not required to register as a foreign agent. He says RT was targeted as it delivers news and views that are contrary to those aligned with the Pentagon and mainstream media. [...]

Texas State Fraud Investigator Resigns Following Revelations He Was Moonlighting As Lobbyist

Stuart Bowen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Wartime Contracting Commission. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)
Texas’ top health care fraud investigator resigned Wednesday night under pressure from the governor, the result of media inquiries that revealed Texas Health and Human Services Inspector General Stuart Bowen was moonlighting for a private firm that provided services to the government of Iraq.

NGOs find loopholes in Foreign Agents’ Law, officials urge corrections

RT | June 13, 2013

Russian NGOs that receive funding from abroad have developed several methods that allow them to bypass the obligatory registration as ‘foreign agents’.
Currently the law obliges all NGOs engaged in political activities and receiving funding from abroad to register as “foreign agents”under threat of fines.

Russia instructs ‘Foreign Agent’ NGOs to report spending quarterly

RT | April 30, 2013

The Russian Justice Ministry has published an order for all NGOs that register as foreign agents, telling them to detail the spending of their funds every three months.
The ministry also instructs those groups with foreign agent status to prepare reports on their activities and management every six months and a full audit of their accounting books once a year.