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Travel Act Bribery Cases Made Simple

Markus Funk, a partner at the Perkins Coie law firm, sent us a nifty decision tree for FCPA and Travel Act cases.

We’ve talked a lot about the Travel Act because it often appears as a related charge in FCPA prosecutions. We said:

As the name suggests, the Travel Act (18 U.S. C. §1952) prohibits traveling between states or countries or using an interstate facility in aid of any crime, and carries a 5-year jail sentence for most offenses. The underlying crime doesn’t have to be a federal offense, such as an FCPA violation. Traveling around or using the mails to violate a state law can also trigger a Travel Act violation.

Markus created and released what he calls ‘a first-of-its-kind FCPA and Travel Act decision tree, providing a handy analytical tool for a big-picture review of a potential bribery situation.’

Good description of an excellent tool.

You can download it here.

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