For such a high-profile federal law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act doesn’t make it to court much. In fact, most years go by without a single trial involving the FCPA. That’s because typical defendants would rather cut a deal with prosecutors instead of risking a guilty verdict that might carry a five-year jail term.… Continue Reading
Following yesterday’s post, several readers suggested that we mention any other FCPA-related cases, appeals, sentencings and enforcement actions during the past year involving individuals. It’s a good idea, and our thanks go out to Marc and our other correspondents.… Continue Reading
Frederic Bourke won’t face Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges after all. He was indicted in May 2005 with Victor Kozeny and David Pinkerton over an alleged plan to bribe officials from Azerbaijan from 1997 to 1999 in connection with the privatization of the state oil company.… Continue Reading
A report yesterday from Dow Jones said the United States has dropped its sputtering prosecution of David B. Pinkerton on charges of conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
The government had alleged that in June 1998, as the head of AIG Global Investment Corp.,… Continue Reading
Aon Corporation — the world’s biggest insurance broker — disclosed on November 8, 2007 an internal investigation of possible violations of the U.S.… Continue Reading
The Bahamas News Online Edition (The Bahama Journal) reports today that the Supreme Court there has ruled against the extradition of Victor Kozeny (left). The ruling means Kozeny is no longer under arrest in the Bahamas, which had detained him at the request of the U.S.… Continue Reading
The press is reporting that the Department of Justice on August 21, 2007 appealed the dismissal of FCPA charges against three men in connection with a bribery scheme in Azerbaijan.
On June 21, 2007, the U.S.… Continue Reading