FBI Seizes Retired General’s Data Related to Qatar Lobbying

New federal court filings outlined a potential criminal case against former Marine Gen. John R. Allen.

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FILE - Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 20, 2012. A former high-ranking U.S. ambassador admitted Friday, June 3, 2022, to illegal foreign lobbying on behalf of Qatar after demanding that prosecutors tell him why Allen, a retired four-star general who worked with him on the effort, has not been charged. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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The FBI has seized the electronic data of a retired four-star general who authorities say made false statements and withheld “incriminating” documents about his role in an illegal foreign lobbying campaign on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. New federal court filings obtained Tuesday outlined a potential criminal case against former Marine Gen. John R. Allen, who led U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan before being tapped in 2017 to lead the…

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