For Immediate Release
Peter Bjork 202.408.565
CREW Files FOIA Seeking Documents Confirming Bureau of Prisons Prevented Jack Abramoff From Participating in Documentary
WASHINGTON - Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)
filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Bureau of
Prisons (BOP) seeking documents related to efforts by the BOP to prevent
Jack Abramoff from cooperating or participating in the making of the
documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money. CREW
is acting on information that the BOP actively prevented Mr. Abramoff
from speaking to anyone connected to the movie and also seeks to learn
whether the BOP may have prevented Mr. Abramoff from speaking to other
members of the media.
here to read CREW's FOIA to BOP.
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