This post continues from Part One: Vicarious Liability. There are several types of foreign officials that interact with a franchise’s broad array of potential agents abroad, which generates anti-corruption risks.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: Foreign Official
In our era of talk shows, sound bytes, and political polarization, we can easily lose sight of a simple truth: the free exchange of ideas can be beautiful. The beauty lies in its potential to evoke ever more considered and disciplined views from the participants.… Continue Reading
A federal judge in New Jersey ruled last week that prosecutors can use secret video recordings in the trial of the former PetroTiger CEO that the FBI made with a camera attached to the executive’s lawyer.… Continue Reading
Joseph Sigelman, the former co-CEO of PetroTiger Ltd., is the latest defendant to argue that employees of state-owned enterprises aren’t “foreign officials” under the FCPA.… Continue Reading
This is the final post in my series analyzing IKEA’s charitable contributions in Russia in the 1990s and early 2000s. I haven’t presumed IKEA was subject to the FCPA when the events happened or that any FCPA violations might have occurred.… Continue Reading
Joseph Sigelman, who served as a former co-CEO of PetroTiger Ltd., is the latest FCPA defendant to argue that employees of state-owned enterprises aren’t “foreign officials” under the FCPA.
Last week, the University of Houston Law Center released the most comprehensive free dataset for compliance benchmarking available. The Fortune 500 Code of Conduct dataset allows anyone to access the University’s website (without the worry of future spam emails that come with a “free” registration) and search through three years of data the Law Center has put together covering over forty different compliance areas including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. … Continue Reading
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday denied a writ of certiorari for two jailed Haiti teleco defendants who argued that employees of state-owned enterprises aren’t “foreign officials” under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and bribes paid to them shouldn’t be FCPA violations.… Continue Reading
Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to review their convictions on FCPA-related charges for a scheme to bribe officials at Haiti’s state-owned telecom company.
In May, the U.S.… Continue Reading
Sam Rubenfeld of the Wall Street Journal reported that Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez, who were convicted for FCPA-related offenses in a scheme to bribe officials at Haiti’s state-owned telecom company, plan to file a petition this week for a writ of certiorari with the U.S.… Continue Reading
Deutsche Bank is under investigation for whether it hired the children of Chinese government officials as a way to win work, according to a Reuters report based on unnamed sources.
The report didn’t include any details about which agencies are conducting the investigation or if individuals are targeted.… Continue Reading
A sitting Puerto Rico superior court judge who allegedly took bribes in exchange for acquitting a criminal defendant of vehicular homicide was charged with conspiracy in a federal indictment returned Thursday.… Continue Reading