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June 1, 2011

In a June 2, 2011 letter, POGO urged the Department of Justice to investigate whether the Republic of Kazakhstan had unlawfully funded members of Congress. POGO’s letter was based in part on documents filed in a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia. The lawsuit includes a large number of filings from both parties that, due to space constraints, were not included in POGO's letter. This resource page provides access to a large number of filings and exhibits in that lawsuit that were accessed through PACER. The resource page also provides access to filings in other related lawsuits and relevant news clips and government reports.  

Contents

2003 Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) Case against James H. Giffen
Campaign Contributions
Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Filings
GAO Reports on the Foreign Agents Registration Act
Lawsuits
Other
Previous Lawsuits Involving GlobalOptions

Related News Articles

 

 

Lawsuits

Devincci Salah Hourani and Issam Salah Hourani v. Alexander V. Mirtchev, Krull Corporation, GlobalOptions, Inc., and GlobalOptions Management, Inc., United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 10-1618-TFH

Complaint for Compensatory and Punitive Damages, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 10-1618-TFH, Document 1, Filed on September 23, 2010

Motion of Alexander V. Mirtchev and Krull Corporation to Dismiss Complain or in the Alternative, to Stay the Action Pending Arbitration, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 10-1618-TFH, Document 12, Filed on November 22, 2010  

Motion of Defendants Alexander V. Mirtchev and Krull Corporation to Strike Portions ofthe Complaint, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 10-1618-TFH, Document 13, Filed on November 22, 2010

Memorandum of Law in Support of Defendants GlobalOptions, Inc. and GlobalOptions Management, Inc.’s Joint Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs’ Complaint for Compensatory and Punitive Damages, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 10-1618-TFH, Document 15-1, Filed on November 22, 2010

Defendants GlobalOptions, Inc. and GlobalOptions Management, Inc.’s Memorandum of Law in Support of Their Joint Motion for a More Definitive Statement from Plaintiffs, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 10-1618-TFH, Document 16-1, Filed on November 22, 2010

Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to take Jurisdictional Discovery, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 10-1618-TFH, Document 21-1, Filed on December 16, 2010

Plaintiffs Request for Production of Documents, Exhibit 1, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 10-1618-TFH, Document 21-3, Filed on December 16, 2010

Plaintiffs Request for Production of Documents, Exhibit 3, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 10-1618-TFH, Document 21-5, Filed on December 16, 2010

Plaintiffs Request for Production of Documents, Exhibit 5, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 10-1618-TFH, Document 21-7, Filed on December 16, 2010

Declaration of Warren Anthony Fitch, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 10-1618-TFH, Document 24-1, Filed on January 6, 2011

Plaintiffs’ Consolidated Opposition to Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss, Obtain a More Definitive Statement, Strike Portions of the Complaint, and Stay Discovery and the Case, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 10-1618-TFH, Document 32, Filed on January 14, 2011

Plaintiffs’ Consolidated Opposition to Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss, Obtain a More Definitive Statement, Strike Portions of the Complaint, and Stay Discovery and the Case, Exhibit 1, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 10-1618-TFH, Document 32-2, Filed on January 14, 2011

Reply of Defendants Alexander V. Mirtchev and Krull Corp. in Support of Their Motion to Dismiss and Motion to Strike, Exhibit 3, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 10-1618-TFH, Document 44, Filed on February 11, 2011

RJI Government Strategies, Inc. and RJI Capital Corporation v. Tanya A. Rahall and Hilliard Alan Zola, Super Court of the District of Columbia, Civil Division, Civil Action No. 2009, CA, 007515 B

Reply to Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Compel Discovery, Civil Action No. 2009, CA, 007515 B, Filed on May 20, 2010

Defendants' Counter-Plaintiff's Objections and Responses to Plaintiffs' Second Set of Interrogatories, Civil Action, No. 2009,CA, 007515 B, Filed on February 28, 2011

Defendants' Motion for Leave to File Rule 12-I(k) Statements of Disputed Facts and Undisputed Facts Out of Time, Civil Action No. 2009, CA, 007515 B, Filed on April 21, 2011

May 7, 2008, Letter from CEO M. Ron Wahid, RJI Strategies, to Representative Darrell E. Issa, Civil Action No. 2009, CA, 007515 B

 

Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Filings

Policy Impact Communications, Foreign Agents Registration Act, Exhibit AB for the Republic of Kazakhstan, Filed on May 19, 2009.

Policy Impact Communications, Foreign Agents Registration Act, Supplemental Statement for the Republic of Kazakhstan, Filed on November 30, 2009.

Policy Impact Communications, Foreign Agents Registration Act, Supplemental Statement for the Republic of Kazakhstan, Filed on May 31, 2010.

 

Previous Lawsuits Involving GlobalOptions

GlobalOptions, Inc. v. Neil Livingstone, Declaration of Neil Livingstone, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Case No. 1:07-cv-00608 (PLF), Document 11-2, Filed April 23, 2007.  

 

2003 Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) Case against James H. Giffen

United States of America v. James H. Giffen, United States District Court, Southern District of New York, Indictment No. S1 03 Cr. 404 (WHP)

 

Government Accountability Office Reports on the Foreign Agents Registration Act

Government Accountability Office, Post-Government Employment Restriction and Foreign Agent Registration: Additional Action Needed to Enhance Implementation Requirements (GAO-08-855), July 2008.

Government Accountability Office, Foreign Agent Registration: Justice Needs to Improve Program Administration (GAO/NSIAD-90-250), July 1990.  

 

Other

Undated letter from Mark Pryor, United States Senator, to Michael Mukasey, Attorney General.

 

Related News Articles

Eric Lipton, “Feud in Kazakh President’s Family Spills Into U.S.,The New York Times, May 29, 2011.

Jason Motlagh, “Suspect finds refuge in Austria; President's former son-in-law faces trial in kidnappings,” The Washington Times, February 6, 2009.

Jason Motlagh, “Political exile fears wrath of Kazakh leader; Nation to chair panel on security, democracy,The Washington Times, December 3, 2008.

Glenn Simpson and Susan Schmidt, “World News: Russia's Deripaska Faces Western Investigations --- U.S., U.K. Probes of Industrialist Focus on Transfer of Funds; He Also Has Business Setback, Ceding Stake in German Firm,” The Wall Street Journal, October 10, 2008.

Glenn Simpson and Susan Schmidt, “News in Depth: Exile makes new allegationsabout corruption in Kazakhstan--- Accusations by ex-member of first family could complicate nation's ties with U.S.,” The Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2008.

Glenn Simpson, Susan Schmidt and Mary Jacoby, “World News: Kazakh Leader's Daughter Monitored U.S. Bribe Case --- Washington Firms Were Used to Gather Information on Probe,” The Wall Street Journal, May 12, 2008.

Glenn Simpson and Mary Jacoby, “How Lobbyists Help Ex-Soviets Woo Washington --- Scrubbed Images Open Doors, Assure Investors; A 'Most Wanted' Client,” The Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2007.

 

Campaign Contributions  

Center for Responsive Politics, “Top Contributors: 2010 Race: American Samoa District 00: Eni F. H. Faleomavaega (D).”

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