No corporations and just a few individuals have fought Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges in court, so only a handful of people have ever seen an FCPA defense up close. But for the first time, we have a chance to follow not one but three pending prosecutions — in U.S.v.… Continue Reading
One of ProPublica’s outstanding investigative reporters, T. Christian Miller, wrote the story below (which ProPublica co-published with MSN Money). We reprint it under ProPublica’s generous license (“You can republish our articles for free, if you credit us, link to us, and don’t edit our material or sell it separately.”)… Continue Reading
U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) lost an election for his Congressional seat on Saturday to Republican Anh “Joseph” Cao, who will become the first Vietnamese-American in Congress. Rep. Jefferson, 61, was indicted in June last year by a federal grand jury for violating the antibribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading
For such a high-profile federal law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act doesn’t make it to court much. In fact, most years go by without a single trial involving the FCPA. That’s because typical defendants would rather cut a deal with prosecutors instead of risking a guilty verdict that might carry a five-year jail term.… Continue Reading
The strange case of the Honorable William J. Jefferson, Member of the United States House of Representatives, keeps getting stranger.
Rep. Jefferson (D-La.) — a Congressman since 1991 from a district that includes New Orleans — was indicted in June last year by a federal grand jury for violating the anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading