Adnan Khashoggi, the Saudi arms dealer in the middle of the giant 1970s bribery scandal that led to enactment of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, has died in London at 81.
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When Suleiman A. Nassar was indicted in 1994 for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, he was a regional vice president of Lockheed International living near Geneva, Switzerland. His territory for Lockheed included Egypt, and in the late 1980s he landed a nice sale there — three C-130 military cargo planes worth $79 million. But […]
When the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act became law in 1977, it ignited suspicions outside Washington that the government was planning a clever ambush, like a central-Florida speed trap, intended to catch unsuspecting business people and their lawyers in felonious conduct overseas. In part to allay those fears, Congress created a procedure by which anyone subject […]
We’ve said before (here and here) that there’s no private right of action under the FCPA. Which means offenses can be prosecuted only by the U.S. Department of Justice or the Securities and Exchange Commission. The DOJ’s Lay Person’s Guide to the FCPA notes, however, that “[c]onduct that violates the antibribery provisions of the FCPA […]
The F-35C (Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin)A federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted a Chinese citizen on five felony offenses for a computer hacking scheme that targeted American defense contractors building military aircraft.
In May, a month after it agreed to be acquired by Oracle for $7.4 billion, Sun Microsystems said it may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and that the violations could have a material effect on its business. It launched an internal investigation and shared the results with the Justice Department and the Securities […]
Aside from the villa on Lake Como and the Aston Martin in the garage, the greatest perk that comes from tending this garden is hearing from so many talented experts in the field of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Last week, for example, a generous reader shared with us a soon-to-be published paper about Facilitating […]
Doping in sport, like graft in business, skews the rules of the game.