Will the latest federal indictment involving private security firm Blackwater lead to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges? It’s possible, based on allegations against the five defendants.
On Friday, a federal grand jury in North Carolina indicted Gary Jackson, Blackwater’s former president; William Matthews, the former executive vice president; Andrew Howell, the former general counsel; Ana Bundy, a former vice president; and Ronald Slezak, a former weapons manager.… Continue Reading
Virginia-based DynCorp International said payments by its subcontractors to speed up visas and permits may have caused the company to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In its November 12, 2009 quarterly report (Form 10-Q here), it said it found about $300,000 in payments by subcontractors to “expedite the issuance of a limited number of visas and licenses from foreign government agencies.”… Continue Reading
The New York Times on Tuesday alleged here that executives at the private military security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide authorized secret payments of about $1 million to Iraqi officials that might have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading