A federal judge Wednesday partially acquitted the former Alstom S.A. executive convicted by a federal jury in November of bribing officials in Indonesia, ruling that prosecutors had failed to prove he violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by acting as an agent of Alstom’s Connecticut subsidiary.… Continue Reading
It made sense for Lawrence Hoskins to challenge whether the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act could apply to him. He had worked for Alstom SA, a French company, in Paris. He carried a UK passport and said he never set foot in the United States.… Continue Reading
FCPA-related jury trials are rare. In some years there might be one but in many years there are none. This year, however, there were three, ending in convictions of four defendants.… Continue Reading
The SFO’s decade-long investigation of Paris-based Alstom ended Monday with the sentencing of a UK subsidiary for bribery in Tunisia.… Continue Reading
A former Alstom SA executive who carried a UK passport, worked in France, and said he never set foot in the United States, was convicted Friday by a federal jury on 11 of 12 counts for his part in a scheme to bribe government officials in Indonesia.… Continue Reading
Former Alstom executive Nicholas Reynolds was found guilty Wednesday in a UK court for his role in bribing Lithuanian officials for power station contracts.
Reynolds, 53, a UK citizen, was the global sales director for Alstom Power Ltd’s boiler retrofits unit. … Continue Reading
On August 24, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that a non-resident foreign national cannot be held criminally liable for aiding or abetting or conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, unless the government can show that he acted as an agent of a “domestic concern” or while physically present in the United States.… Continue Reading