FBI seizes retired general's lobbying records

Authorities claim a retired four-star general made false statements and suppressed "incriminating" evidence concerning his participation in an

unlawful foreign lobbying effort for Qatar.
New federal court files indicate a possible criminal case against retired Marine Gen. John R. Allen, who oversaw U.S. 

and NATO troops in Afghanistan until joining Brookings in 2017.
Richard G. Olson, a former ambassador to the UAE and Pakistan, pled guilty to federal charges last week

 Imaad Zuberi, a prolific political fundraiser, is serving a 12-year jail term on corruption charges.

Allen tried to influence U.S. policy in 2017 as a diplomatic crisis emerged between Qatar and its neighbours.

In a search warrant application, FBI agent Babak Adib said, "There is considerable evidence that these FARA crimes were purposeful."

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