That is one serious allegation regarding EGR's report, and I intend to follow up on this with them.
But they were not the only ones carrying the "DoJ has unfrozen an FTP account to enable it to pay players" story - it is widespread across even mainstream print media.
Could it be that FTP was deliberately misleading or misinforming media? That would be an extremely risky strategy imo.
EGRs article was used as source at most places. They could have confirmed it with DOJ before releasing their article. Main point however is that it was false and never should have been released without any kind of confirmation.
Doubt that FTP would have deliberately mislead media, some employee at FTP could have tough.