Watchdog Group Scores Win in Battle for Wilbur Ross Records

Aug. 9, 2019, 4:38 PM

The nonprofit Center for Public Integrity scored a win in its legal battle for access to records about Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ financial and ethics disclosures and potential conflicts of interest.

CPI submitted Freedom of Information Act requests to the Office of Government Ethics and the Commerce Department. It sought communications between then-nominee Ross and Commerce’s Ethics Law and Programs Division staff, records about Ross’s financial and ethics disclosures and his potential conflicts of interest, and OGE records about Ross’s deputy secretary Todd Ricketts.

CPI believed the FOIA responses it received were inadequate, and sued at the U.S. District Court ...

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