FCPA-related jury trials are rare. In some years there might be one but in many years there are none. This year, however, there were three, ending in convictions of four defendants.… Continue Reading
Not all FBI stings in FCPA cases are alike. That became clear in the prosecution of Roger Richard Boncy and Joseph Baptiste. They were found guilty of FCPA and related offenses last month after a two-week jury trial in which the DOJ said they solicited “bribes from undercover agents posing as potential investors in a proposed port development project in the Mȏle St.… Continue Reading
The chairman and CEO of an investment firm and a member of the firm’s board of directors were found guilty by a federal jury in Boston Thursday for their role in a scheme to bribe Haitian officials to secure approval for an $84 million construction project. … Continue Reading
An American businessman was charged Tuesday for his alleged role in a plot to bribe senior government officials in Haiti for access to a proposed $84 million port development project.
Roger Richard Boncy, 74, a dual U.S.… Continue Reading
The last few weeks have seen a crescendo of revelations about Oxfam. Since the Sunday Times broke the story that Oxfam personnel had engaged prostitutes during the earthquake rescue operations in Haiti, the charity found itself fronting a scandal of still unknown proportions.… Continue Reading
The former general manager of a Miami-based firm was sentenced this week to time served for his part in a plot to bribe officials at Haiti’s state-owned telecommunications company.
Amadeus Richers, 66, a German citizen living in Brazil, was also placed on supervised released for three years and ordered to pay $100.… Continue Reading
A retired U.S. Army colonel was charged in a complaint unsealed today for his alleged role in a foreign bribery and money laundering scheme in connection with a planned $84 million port development project in Haiti. … Continue Reading
The University of Richmond Annual Corruption Issue, Part III: Toward Pre-Approved Compliance Programs?
The University of Richmond’s Journal of Global Law & Business is proud to announce its annual Corruption Issue. In this series of posts, each co-authored by a UR law student and Professor Andy Spalding, we’ll introduce this year’s articles and invite submissions for next year’s issue.… 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
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