Rick Smotkin's Lobbying Contract with the Embassy of Morocco

In early April 2018 Rick Smotkin signed a $40,000-a-month, one-year contract with the Embassy of Morocco to promote the country’s economic interests, including the golf and filmmaking industries. The agreement, which guaranteed him business-class travel and expense reimbursement, is retroactive to Jan. 1.

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Exhibit A to Registration Statement
Pursuant to the Foreign Agents Registration Act of
1938, as amended

U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, dc 20530

INSTRUCTIONS. Furnish this exhibit for EACH foreign principal listed in ah initial statement and for EACH additional foreign principal acquired
subsequently. The filing of this document requires the payment of a filing fee as set forth in Rule (d)( 1), 28 C.F.R. ASS 5.5(d)( 1). Compliance is
accomplished by filing an electronic Exhibit A form at https://vyww.fara.gov
Privacy Act Statement. The filing of this document is required by the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C: ASS 611 etseq.,
for the purposes of registration under the Act and public disclosure. Provision of the information requested is mandatory, and failure to provide this
information is subject to the penalty and enforcement provisions established in Section 8 of the Act. Every registration statement, short form
registration statement, supplemental statement, exhibit, amendment, copy of informational materials or other document or information filed with the
Attorney General under this Act is a public record open to public examination, inspection and copying during the posted business hours of the
Registration Unit in Washington, DC. Statements are also available online at the Registration Unitas webpage: https://www.fara.gov. One copy of
every such document, other than informational materials, is automatically provided to the Secretary of State pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act, and
copies of any and all documents are routinely made available to other agencies, departments and Congress pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Act. The
Attorney General also transmits a semi-annual report to Congress on the administration of the Act which lists the names of all agents registered under
the Act and the foreign principals they represent. This report is available to the public in print and online at: https://www.fara.gov.
Public Reporting Burden. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .49 hours per response, including the
time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the
collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions
for reducing this burden to Chief, Registration Unit, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division, U.S, Department of
Justice, Washington, DC 20530; and to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503.
2. Registration No,

1. Name and Address of Registrant

ThirdCircle, Inc.
3. Name of Foreign Principal
Embassy of Morocco

4- Principal Address of Foreign Principal

160,1 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009

5. Indicate whether your foreign principal is one of the following:
[HI Government of a foreign country1
a! Foreign political party
a! Foreign or domestic organization: If either, check one ofthe following:
a! Partnership
O Corporation
a! Association
a! Individual-State nationality

a! Committee
a! Voluntary group

_

[a] Other (specify) _
______________ _________________

6. If the foreign principal is a foreign government, state:
a) Branch or agency represented by the registrant

Embassy of Morocco
b) Name and title of official with whom registrant deals

Isam Taib, Political Director
7. If the foreign principal is a foreign political party, state:
a) Principal address
N/A

b)

Name and title of official with whom registrant deals

c)

Principal aim

N/A

N/A

1 ''Government of a foreign country," as defined in Section 1(e) of the Act, includes any person or group of persons exercising sovereign de facto or de jure political jurisdiction
over any country, other than the United States, or over any part of such country, and includes any subdivision of any such group and any group or agency to which such sovereign de
facto or de jure authority or functions are directly or indirectly delegated. Such term shall include any faction or body of insurgents within a country assuming to exercise
governmental authority whether such faction or body of insurgents has or has not been recognized by the United States.

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8. If the foreign principal is not a foreign government or a foreign political party:
a) State the nature of the business or activity of this foreign principal.

N/A

b) Is this foreign principal:
Supervised by a foreign government, foreign political party, or other foreign principal

Yes a! No a!

Owned by a foreign government, foreign political party, or other foreign principal

Yes a! No a!

Directed by a foreign government, foreign political party, or other foreign principal

Yes a! No a!

Controlled by a foreign government, foreign political party, or other foreign principal

Yes a! No a!

Financed by a foreign government, foreign political party, or other foreign principal

Yes a! No a!

Subsidized in part by a foreign government, foreign political party, or other foreign principal

Yes a! No a!

9. Explain folly all items answered "Yes" in Item 8(b). (Ifadditional space is needed, afull insert page must be used.)

N/A

10. If the foreign principal is an organization and is not owned or controlled by a foreign government, foreign political party or other
foreign principal, state who owns and controls it.

N/A

EXECUTION
In accordance with 28 U.S.C. ASS 1746, the undersigned swears or affirms under penalty of peijury that he/she has read the
information set forth in this Exhibit A to the registration statement and that he/she is familiar with the contents thereof and that such
contents are in their entirety true and accurate to the best of his/her knowledge and belief.

Date of Exhibit A
April 13,2018

Name and Title

Signature
Isl Richard Smotkin

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eSigned

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OMB No. 1124-0004; Expires May 31,2020

is. Department of justice
Washington,

dc

Exhibit B to Registration Statement
Pursuant to the Foreign Agents Registration Act of
1938, as amended

20530

INSTRUCTIONS. A registrant must furnish as an Exhibit B copies of each written agreement and the terms and conditions of each oral agreement
with his foreign principal, including all modifications of such agreements, or, where no contract exists, a full statement of all the circumstances by
reason of which the registrant is acting as an agent of a foreign principal. Compliance is accomplished by filing an electronic Exhibit B form at
https://www.fara.gov.
Privacy Act Statement. The filing of this document is required for the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. ASS611 er seq.,
for the purposes of registration under the Act and public disclosure. Provision of the information requested is mandatory, and failure to provide
the information is subject to the penalty and enforcement provisions established in Section 8 of the Act. Every registration statement, short form
registration statement, supplemental statement, exhibit, amendment, copy of informational materials or other document or information filed with the
Attorney General under this Act is a public record open to public examination, inspection and copying during the posted business hours of the
Registration Unit in Washington, DC. Statements are also available online at the Registration Unitas webpage: https://www,fara.gov. One copy of
every such document, other than informational materials, is automatically provided to the Secretary of State pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act, and
copies of any and all documents are routinely made available to other agencies, departments and Congress pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Act, The
Attorney General also transmits a semi-annual report to Congress on the administration of the Act which lists the names of all agents registered under
the Act and the foreign principals they represent. This report is available to the public in print and online at: https://www.fara.aov.
Public Reporting Burden. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .33 hours per response, including the
time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the
collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions
for reducing this burden to Chief, Registration Unit, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division, U.S. Department of
Justice, Washington, DC 20530; and to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503.
1. Name of Registrant

2. Registration No.

ThirdCirde, Inc.
3. Name of Foreign Principal
Embassy of Morocco

Check Appropriate Box.
4. [H The agreement between the registrant and the above-named foreign principal is a formal written contract. If this box is
checked, attach a copy of the contract to this exhibit.
5. a! There is no formal written contract between the registrant and the foreign principal. The agreement with the above-named
foreign principal has resulted from an exchange of correspondence. If this box is checked, attach a copy of all pertinent
correspondence, including a copy of any initial proposal which has been adopted by reference in such correspondence.
6. a! The agreement or understanding between the registrant and the foreign principal is the result of neither a formal written
contract nor an exchange of correspondence between the parties. If this box is checked, give a complete description below of
the terms and conditions of the oral agreement or understanding, its duration, the fees and expenses, if any, to be received.
7. Describe fully the nature and method of performance of the above indicated agreement or understanding.

The nature and method of performance of the above indicated agreement is set forth in attached Statement of Work.

FORM NSD-4
Revised 05/17

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8. Describe fully the activities the registrant engages in or proposes to engage in on behalf of the above foreign principal.

The nature and method of performance of the above indicated agreement is set forth in attached Statement of Work.

9. Will the activities on behalf of the above foreign principal include political activities as defined in Section l(o) of the Act and in
the footnote below? Yes 0
No a!
If yes, describe all such political activities indicating, among other things, the relations, interests or policies to be influenced
together with the means to be employed to achieve this purpose.

The nature and method of performance of the above indicated agreement is set forth in attached Statement of Work.

EXECUTION
In accordance with 28 U.S.C. ASS 1746, the undersigned swears or affirms under penalty of peijury that he/she has read the
information set forth in this Exhibit B to the registration statement and that he/she is familiar with the contents thereof and that such
contents are in their entirety true and accurate to the best of his/her knowledge and belief.
Date of Exhibit B
April 13,2018

Name and Title

Signature

/s/ Richard Smotkin

eSigned

Footnote: "Political activity," as defined in Section l(o) of the Act, means any activity which the person engaging in believes will, or that the person intends to, in any way influence
any agency or official of the Government of the United States or any section of the public within the United States with reference to formulating, adopting, or changing the
domestic or foreign policies of the United States or with reference to the political or public interests, policies, or relations of a government of a foreign country or a foreign political
party.

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of:,Work^::

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This Statement of Work (aSOWa) is by and between ThirdCircIe (aTCa) ami Embassy of
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StopeofAVork: TC will work ithEOM and Other relevairt pa^ to craft an Owti^ach
program to provide opportunities to engage in meaningful dialogue with various
stakeholder and ethnic/issue^orienled groups across a range of issues from culture to
economies. In addition, TC will also focus on promoting Morocco as a film destination,



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bnnging US filrn and television producers to Morocco and providing opportunities for
Moroccan producersand othersto meetwithrelevantstudiosandproductioUconipanies
in the US Lastly, TC will highlight Morocco as a world-class golfdestiiiation, bringing
golf professionals and other professional athletes, celebrities and golf enthusiasts a
including media like the Golf Channel and others a from around the world to experience
the majestic golf courses that span the country: from Rabat to Marrakech.mid. elsewhere.

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Terins: TC will'he ]^d^,000 US1> monthly forthe nexttwelve(12) months with
payments made in advanee on a quarterly basis. This SOW ean be extended for another
,'ibwfee. (12) tnontbs upon written agreement ^ the j^es. Iither }^rty may cancel this
agreement with sixty (60) days written notice. All fees incurred up until thatpoint will be
payable to TC. Any expenses incurred on behalf of EOM will be billed separately and
will be reimbursed fully by EOM. Expenses over $300 will be pre-approved by EOM.
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In addition, any legal fees/costs incurred to ensure full compliance with existing fJS laws
and regulations will be the financial responsibility of EOM. ;
The undersigned agree to die terms and conditions stated above.
Or, 2018

By:
Embassy of Morocco

ThirdCircIe, Inc

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