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CREW: DOJ: Regarding Criminal Investigation of Rep. Vern Buchanan

On September 12, 2012 CREW sent Freedom of Information Act requests to the Criminal Division, FBI, and Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys seeking records from the Department of Justice’s criminal investigation of Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL). CREW made these requests in light of the announcement yesterday by one of Rep. Buchanan’s lawyers that DOJ had closed its investigation and was not going to bring any criminal charges against Rep. Buchanan. In August 2011, CREW requested that the FBI commence an investigation into whether Rep. Buchanan tampered with a witness and obstructed a Federal Election Commission (FEC) investigation by trying to coerce his former business partner into signing a false affidavit.