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Wolf To Ban No-bid Contracts With Outside Lawyers - Yahoo News

In addition to halting no-bid contracts, Wolf said he will impose new competitive bidding requirements requiring the Office of General Counsel to issue written justification for hiring outside lawyers. That includes providing evidence that the office lacks the legal or financial resources to pursue action on its own and a detailed estimate of the time and labor required. Requests for proposals, contracts and fee payments will be posted online, and fees paid to outside lawyers will be capped at a level that has not yet been specified.
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Brager Tax Law Group Obtains Over 6,500 Pages in Freedom of Information Act Request for Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Documents - Yahoo Finance

Two channels aimed at children -- Cartoon Network and Boomerang -- are not affected by the move. They broadcast in Russian. CNN has been in Russia for 21 years.
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CNN to end broadcasts in Russia as new laws bite - Nov. 12, 2014

cnn russia media "The interpretation of those rules is left in the hands of individual revenue agents whose decisions are reviewed not by the courts, but mysterious 'technical advisors' whose identities the IRS keeps secret, and with whom tax attorneys and their clients are not permitted to communicate directly." Brager continues, "We are hoping that these materials will help shed some light on how decisions are being made." Brager initiated the FOIA request in April and received the files six months later. They arrived on a password protected CD with no particular organizational structure. The entire trove of thousands of pages is posted on the Brager website at http://bit.ly/10T42yy . "We are still making our way through this vast repository of documents, but unfortunately the response appears to be incomplete, and many documents have been redacted," states Brager.
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