Posts Tagged: Legislative History
Ellen Podgor on her White Collar Crime Prof Blog posted commentary called Murdoch and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Minefield.
As usual from Podgor, a professor at Stetson Law, it’s a thoughtful post, full of the practical wisdom and technical knowledge that sets her apart.… Continue Reading
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.
By Michael Volkov
In the world of overseas bribery and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, we finally have an opportunity to resolve what many commentators suggest is an intractable issue — the definition of “instrumentality thereof” as used in the FCPA, and as applied to foreign state-owned-enterprises.… Continue Reading
In their motion to dismiss all counts of the complaint against them, the defendants in U.S. v. Carson argue that state-owned companies aren’t “instrumentalities” of a foreign government. So, they reason, the officers and employees of state-owned companies — the people they allegedly bribed — can’t be “foreign officials,” even if the entity in question is owned 100% by the foreign government.… Continue Reading
There’s provocative new FCPA scholarship from Kyle Sheahen, left, UCLA Law ’10 and an incoming associate at the New York office of King & Spalding.
He told us about it in this note:
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Dear FCPA Blog,
It’s no secret that FCPA defendants fare poorly at trial. … Continue Reading