David Laufman

David H. Laufman is principal at the Washington, D.C., firm the Law Offices of David H. Laufman, PLLC. From December 2014 to February 2018, he served as chief of the Justice Department’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section.

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Paul Manafort Guilty Plea Highlights Increased Enforcement of Foreign Agents Registration Act

The guilty plea former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort entered Friday marks a milestone in the Department of Justice’s efforts to enforce the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) more vigorously. In Count One of the government’s superseding criminal information, Manafort pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with his failure to register under FARA as an agent of the government of Ukraine; that country’s Party of Regions; former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych; and the Opposition Bloc, a successor to Yanukovych’s Party of Regions.