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Posts Tagged: Knowledge

Tony’s Teachable Moment

Here’s some simple wisdom that applies to a congressman with an overactive camera thing, or to anyone thinking up convoluted ways to bribe foreign officials.

It’s from John Harris and Erika Lovley of Politico:

“It was Weiner’s misfortune to be something of an innovator in the realm of sexual scandal.… Continue Reading

‘Foreign Official’ Challenge Fails Again

Judge James V. Selna yesterday denied the Carson defendants motion to dismiss ten FCPA-related counts in the indictment against them based on the definition of “foreign official” in the FCPA.

Stuart Carson, his wife Hong “Rose” Carson, Paul Cosgrove, and David Edmonds — all former executives of California-based Control Components Inc.Continue Reading

FCPA Defendants Face The Verdict Of History

Should anyone be surprised by the guilty verdicts handed down Tuesday in the Lindsey case?

Not at all. History, and the odds, are always against FCPA defendants.

Others who’ve learned that in recent years include Gerald Green and his wife Patricia, Frederic Bourke, William Jefferson, David Kay, Douglas Murphy, and David Mead — all convicted by juries in FCPA cases. … Continue Reading

Cobalt’s Blind Date

Oil is big business. And it leads some companies to take big risks with FCPA compliance.

Take Cobalt International Energy, Inc., for example.

In its annual report filed with the SEC on March 1, Cobalt repeated a disclosure, of sorts, about FCPA compliance in an Angolan development project.… Continue Reading

At Risk For Recommending Foreign Lawyers

By William Nelson

Could an American lawyer violate the FCPA just by recommending a foreign lawyer to handle a risky transaction? It hasn’t happened yet, but it could.

To be safe, attorneys cannot simply wash their hands of a transaction once they recommend a foreign lawyer.… 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

The Accidental Felon?

Frederick Bourke, the government says, didn’t stumble into Viktor Kozeny’s conspiracy to violate the FCPA by accident, as Bourke contends. He either knew the deal was tainted by bribery and ignored the facts, or deliberately avoided learning the truth.… Continue Reading

Giving Thanks Once Again

During this season of Thanksgiving, the folks at Norway’s Statoil ASA will be celebrating the end of the company’s three-year deferred prosecution agreement — and the Justice Department’s public announcement about it here.… Continue Reading