I spoke with Aaron Murphy, author of the book, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Practical Resource for Managers and Executives and, as of 2014, a partner in the litigation practice of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s office in San Francisco.… Continue Reading
Financial police in the southern Italian city of Salerno on Tuesday arrested Nunzio Scarano, a Vatican monsignor, for allegedly using his Vatican bank accounts to launder money.… Continue Reading
As the New Year kicks into full swing, I decided to take a retrospective look at the last several years of individual FCPA enforcement actions. Looking through on a year-to-year basis, a not entirely surprising trend began to emerge: the number of men prosecuted by the Department of Justice for violations of the FCPA outnumbered women.… Continue Reading
A Quebec government panel looking into corruption saw a photo Monday of a powerful union boss having his back soaped by a real estate developer who’s facing charges of fraud and influence peddling.… Continue Reading
The importance of specifically targeted legislation to prohibit bribery of foreign officials was well-illustrated by a recent Hong Kong Court of Appeals decision, HKSAR v. Krieger (2013) HKCA 639.
In the absence of such legislation, prosecutors of bribery offenses have to tackle difficult issues of agency, conspiracy and the absence of any corporate liability offense for bribery.… Continue Reading