The White House yesterday released a national security paper defining U.S. interests and affirming the fight against corruption as a cornerstone of American foreign policy.
Earlier this month, Oliver Schmidt, 48, a German citizen and the former general manager of Volkswagen AG’s U.S. Environment and Engineering Office, was sentenced to 84 months in prison for helping VW cheat on diesel emissions tests and covering up the scheme.… Continue Reading
A headline in the Washington Post on August 3, 1979 said: “Justice Department Wins First Victory Under Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.”
The story started this way:
The Justice Department unit set up to prosecute American corporations that make payoffs to foreign officials won its first court victory here yesterday: a guilty plea by the New York firm that distributes the postage stamps of Cook Islands, a tiny country 1,800 miles off the coast of New Zealand.… Continue Reading