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Posts Tagged: Foreign Official

Legislative Changes to the FCPA: What Can We Expect?

Michael Volkov testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on FCPA EnforcementBy Michael Volkov
 
At the November 30, 2010 hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on FCPA Enforcement, Senators Klobuchar (D-MN) and Coons (D-DE) both indicated their intent to work on modifications to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to address some of the concerns raised by the business community.… Continue Reading

What Deters Foreign Bribery?

During an unprecedented Senate investigation into the DOJ’s FCPA enforcement practices, Senator Arlen Specter, left, today questioned why no one is going to jail in the most egregious cases of foreign bribery.… Continue Reading

Mysteries Among Us

Creation has given up many of its deepest secrets. But how sentencing decisions are made in FCPA-related cases isn’t one of them.

To prove that, listen to the following exchange. It occurred in July this year when Juan Diaz, a Miami businessman, appeared in federal court to learn his fate.… Continue Reading

Let’s Keep Talking

On Tuesday, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, left, acknowledged the growing debate about the FCPA. Although he said the DOJ is listening, his message was loud and clear: When it comes to enforcement, damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.… Continue Reading

Has Fix-It Time Arrived?

What are the odds the next Congress will amend the FCPA?

Not bad, we think.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pushing for it, and Andrew Weissmann, formerly from the DOJ’s Enron Task Force and now in private practice, is helping out.… Continue Reading

Check, Please

Click to enlarge imageWe’ve never written a check for the full price of a new Ferrari F430 Spider. We know: it’s sad.

But Angela Aguilar and her husband allegedly did.… Continue Reading

The Novartis Speakers Bureau

Last week, Novartis agreed to pay a $185 million criminal fine for off-label marketing of the epilepsy drug Trileptal, and $237.5 million to resolve civil allegations over kickbacks paid to doctors to prescribe Trileptal and five other drugs.… Continue Reading

Medical Ghosting And The FCPA

The debate about medical ghosting has focused on the U.S. market. But could the DOJ and SEC now be looking at the practice overseas, where it might violate the FCPA?

Main Justice reported that in April, the DOJ and SEC sent letters to AstraZeneca PLC, Baxter International Inc.,… Continue Reading

Microfinance Meets The FCPA

Photo courtesy of World Vision CanadaThe Justice Department has published its second FCPA Opinion Procedure Release of 2010.

The Requestor in Release 10-02 is a U.S. non-governmental organization and a “domestic concern” under the FCPA.… Continue Reading