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Julie DiMauro
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Thomas Fox
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Marc Alain Bohn
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Bill Waite
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Shruti J. Shah
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Russell A. Stamets
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Eric Carlson
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Search Results for: label/Private Right of Action

The FCPA Is No Private Matter

[…] RICO — the Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act found at 18 U.S.C. §§1961-68. So what happened to the FCPA?
Private parties, as we’ve said before, have no right of action under the FCPA. Only the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission can enforce this law. Yet private rights of […]

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English private prosecutions are now too important to ignore

[…] opposed to public prosecutions) are those started by private individuals or entities not acting on behalf of the police or any other enforcement or prosecuting authority. The right to bring them is long-established and contained in 6(1) of the Prosecution of Offences Act (POA) 1985.
As regards scope, private prosecutions can be used for […]

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California Here We Come

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 “onduct that violates the antibribery provisions of the […]

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The False Claims Act: A primer for whistleblowers

[…] from a DOJ white paper.
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The False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 – 3733 was enacted in 1863 by a Congress concerned that suppliers of goods to the Union Army during the Civil War were defrauding the Army. The FCA provided that any person who knowingly submitted false claims to the […]

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Mike Scher: Let’s hang together to fight graft

[…] want the biggest bribe to win the business, not the best price, product or service.
The way to stop the bribery arms race is for all of the competitors to refuse to pay the bribes. This collective action is the key to fighting local and global graft.  Acting collectively to resist corruption takes […]

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