Every compliance training session should include this warning: If you ever become involved with, see, or otherwise discover a potential FCPA violation, stop everything. Don’t clean your desk, empty the trash can, or clear your browser history.… Continue Reading
The former Thailand official who took bribes from a Hollywood producer and his wife was sentenced to prison Wednesday by a court in Bangkok.
Ex-Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Juthamas Siriwan was sentenced to 50 years in prison.… Continue Reading
Thailand indicts ex tourism chief and daughter for film festival bribery, likely ending U.S. prosecution
Prosecutors in Thailand indicted the former tourism chief and her daughter for taking bribes from a Hollywood producer and his wife in exchange for contracts to run a film festival.
Juthamas Siriwan, 68, and her daughter Jittisopha, 41, appeared in criminal court in Bangkok Tuesday on charges of taking bribes, corruption, and bid-rigging in connection with public contracts, according to a spokesperson for Thailand’s attorney general.… Continue Reading
The A-List film producer who spent six months in prison for violating the FCPA by paying bribes in Thailand has died.
Thailand’s attorney general and the top anti-corruption agency have jointly agreed to indict former Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Juthamas Siriwan for taking bribes in connection with the Bangkok Film Festival.… Continue Reading
The SEC’s apparent industry sweep of film studios in April 2012 raised a lot of eyebrows. While the sweep’s commencement was surprising, it disappeared as quickly as it started. Though no one outside the U.S.… Continue Reading
Hollywood producers Gerald and Patricia Green lost an appeal of part of their FCPA-related sentence yesterday when a three-judge panel denied their request for relief from a $250,000 restitution order.
A colorful opinion written by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said the restitution order against the Greens was proper even though prosecutors could not show identifiable victims who suffered any loss.… Continue Reading
Federal criminal prosecutions against individuals, including most FCPA cases, often include asset forfeiture counts. Faced with the prospect of being stripped of everything they own, most defendants forget about going to trial and cop a plea instead.… Continue Reading
A judge in California may decide whether federal law reflected by the FCPA prevents charging foreign officials with money laundering in connection with bribes they took.
Judge George H. Wu, left, told the Justice Department that circumventing the FCPA’s ban on prosecuting foreign officials by using other charges may be wrong.… Continue Reading
The Thai official accused by the DOJ of laundering bribe money she took from two Hollywood movie producers wants the charges dropped because Thailand has postponed her extradition and will put her on trial.… Continue Reading