During the first calendar quarter there were two corporate FCPA enforcement actions, including Airbus — the biggest FCPA resolution of all time.
(Looking back at Q1 enforcement over the past five years, during Q1 2019 there were three corporate FCPA enforcement actions, including MTS’ $850 million settlement. In Q1 2018 there were three corporate FCPA enforcement actions, six in Q1 2017, eight corporate actions in Q1 2016, and two in Q1 2015.)
During the first quarter of this year, two individuals pleaded guilty to FCPA-related offenses. The DOJ announced new indictments against three individuals for Alstom-related FCPA charges. A federal judge acquitted another Alstom defendant, Lawrence Hoskins, of all FCPA charges after a jury had convicted him. Two other FCPA defendants who had also been convicted by a jury of FCPA offenses were granted new trials, after a judge found that one of their lawyers hadn’t provided effective counsel.
Uber disclosed an FCPA declination during the first calendar quarter.
Here’s what happened: