The former head of counter-fraud at anti-poverty group Oxfam was sentenced to prison for more than two years after using fake companies to defraud the charity while working in Haiti.… Continue Reading
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit will hear oral arguments Friday from two defendants convicted in the Haiti telco case. They’re challenging the DOJ’s interpretation of ‘foreign official’ under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading
I’ve argued in this series that we should think of corruption generally, and bribery specifically, as violating human rights — specifically the rights of the citizens of the countries in which bribery occurs.… 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
Chris Matthews of the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that a former official at state-owned Telecommunications D’Haiti S.A.M. (Haiti telco) was sentenced to a year and a day in prison.
The main issue is whether the DOJ’s so-called expansive view of ‘foreign official’ under the FCPA is correct.… Continue Reading
Sam Rubenfeld of the Wall Street Journal reported this week that a defendant in the Haiti telco prosecution had his sentence reduced because of his help to prosecutors.
Robert Antoine, the former international affairs director of Haiti’s state-owned telecommunications company, originally received four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to money laundering.… Continue Reading
Jean Rene Duperval, a Haitian official at the center of the DOJ’s sprawling Haiti Telco prosecution, was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for money laundering.
Duperval, 45, was a director of international relations for state-owned Telecommunications D’Haiti S.A.M.… Continue Reading