The DOJ announced last week that a retired U.S. Army colonel, Joseph Baptiste, was charged in a complaint for his alleged role in a foreign bribery and money laundering scheme in connection with “a planned $84 million port development project in Haiti.”… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: Cooperating Witness
Much has already been written about the November election and FCPA enforcement and compliance. My perspective comes from a five-year experience cooperating with the DOJ, and which spanned two administrations, including a complete change of leadership at the Justice Department after President Obama’s first electoral victory.… Continue Reading
During a speech Wednesday at the University of Texas law school in Dallas, Andrew Ceresney, chief of the SEC’s enforcement division, talked about the three main benefits of cooperation for individuals.… Continue Reading
It has been typical under PRC law for bribe takers to be punished more severely than bribe givers. The policy was to punish extortion and incentivize cooperation with government investigations. But as recent investigations into the sales practices of big pharmaceutical companies have shown, this policy may be changing.… Continue Reading
The government’s cooperating witness in the failed Africa sting prosecution now lives at the minimum security facility adjacent to the United States Penitentiary (USP) in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (pictured left).
Richard Bistrong, 50, prisoner number 30079-016, has a release date of January 15, 2014.… Continue Reading