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CREW: Department of Justice (DOJ): Regarding Jack Abramoff and the Casino Jack Documentary

On May 5, 2010, CREW filed a Freedom of Information Act 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. On May 6, 2010, CREW sent two additional Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Department of Justice (DOJ) following up on CREW’s FOIA request for documents confirming DOJ’s role in not allowing Jack Abramoff to speak on camera to the makers of the documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money. CREW’s requests of the Criminal Division and the Office of Information Policy, on behalf of the offices of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, and Associate Attorney General, also seeks documents related to Mr. Abramoff’s potential involvement with any other media productions.