In last week’s post in this series we explained that the core purpose of the FCPA is to encourage, or require, ethical international business. Indeed, we suggested that the criterion by which FCPA reform proposals should be measured is what we might call the ethical business criterion: if a proposed reform would increase the volume of ethical business in the world, it is good; if it would do the opposite, either by relaxing ethical standards or by deterring business, it is not.… Continue Reading
A retired supreme court justice in Uganda has proposed anti-corruption training for citizens, starting with the school kids.
The FCPA Database continues to grow.
It’s the largest online collection of anti corruption legislation (more than 135 countries) and gift-giving regulations.
Recent additions to the countries covered by the gift-giving section include:
The leader of the Dutch government has refused to open a new investigation into the role played by Prince Bernhard in the Lockheed scandal that broke in 1976.
The head of the left-wing liberal D66 party, Alexander Pechtold, asked for ‘a commission of historians .… Continue Reading
The DOJ on Thursday filed a motion to dismiss the remaining counts against John O’Shea.
A former director of state-owned Telecommunications D’Haiti accused of accepting bribes has pleaded guilty in Miami to conspiracy to launder money.
Patrick Joseph, 46, agreed to cooperate with the DOJ in exchange for consideration of a lighter sentence.… Continue Reading
“Rigged: The Scramble for Africa’s Oil, Gas and Minerals” describes how joint ventures between international oil and gas firms and shell companies may be hiding corruption and helping fund crooked regimes.… Continue Reading