The Department of Justice published a new Opinion Procedure Release (23-02) related to a training events and logistical support company meeting a U.S. government task order as part of a contract that required it to provide logistical support for foreign government personnel.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: Foreign Official
Don’t laugh. It has taken only ten years for the pipe dream of routine and reusable space travel to become a ho-hum, near-daily reality, thanks primarily to Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Assuming similar progress over the next twenty years, what are the implications — out there — for compliance?… Continue Reading
An FCPA anti-bribery offense requires five essential elements: (1) Corruptly (2) paying or promising to pay (3) anything of value (4) to a foreign official (5) for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business or securing any improper advantage.… Continue Reading
The ABA International Anti-Corruption Committee, GW Law’s Government Procurement Law Program, and American University’s U.S. & International Anti-Corruption Law Program are hosting a virtual roundtable discussion on tackling demand-side corruption. … Continue Reading
I’m not defending what Novartis did or trying to find an excuse for the company. It violated the FCPA, and (along with a former subsidiary) paid nearly $347 million in penalties and disgorgement to resolve the offenses.… Continue Reading
Among the weird facts about the FCPA is who can decide to launch a criminal investigation or bring an enforcement action, and which government lawyers along the way will do the heavy lifting.… Continue Reading
A Florida businessman who cooperated with the DOJ after pleading guilty to conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act now faces more than three years in prison.
Lawrence W. Parker Jr.… Continue Reading
The New York Times reports that U.S. prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas in what appears to be an expansive investigation of corruption in international soccer, track and field, and the Olympic Games.… Continue Reading
Satisfying offset obligations is hard. Readers will recall that offsets are financial obligations imposed on defense contractors by foreign government customers as a condition to defense procurements.
For every dollar of financial benefit the defense contractor creates in the country in question, it is given credit towards satisfying its obligation. … Continue Reading
The curious case of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s government structure is a direct product of U.S. involvement in the Dayton Peace Agreement which ended the war there in 1995.
The former general manager of a Miami-based firm pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by conspiring to pay $3 million in bribes to win a contract from Haiti’s state-owned telecommunications company.… Continue Reading
The Pennsylvania-based consultant who bribed an officer at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development was sentenced in 60 months in prison Tuesday for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.