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Entries in Foreign Official (125)

Monday
Jun092014

Report: Princeling probe spreads to Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank is under investigation for whether it hired the children of Chinese government officials as a way to win work, according to a Reuters report based on unnamed sources.

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Thursday
May292014

Judge, businessman indicted for Puerto Rico bribes

A sitting Puerto Rico superior court judge who allegedly took bribes in exchange for acquitting a criminal defendant of vehicular homicide was charged with conspiracy in a federal indictment returned Thursday.

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Monday
May192014

Esquenazi loses appeal in 'foreign official' case

A federal appeals court Friday affirmed the DOJ's expansive view of a "foreign official" under the FCPA, upholding Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez's convictions, and keeping intact the longest prison sentence ever imposed in an FCPA case.

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Monday
Mar242014

My partner is now a foreign official! First DOJ opinion release of 2014

The DOJ issued its first FCPA opinion procedure release of the year on March 17 (and posted it to its website nearly a week later).

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Friday
Jan242014

Did Dennis Rodman violate the FCPA?

Among the more than $10,000 in gifts Dennis Rodman delivered to North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang this month were "hundreds of dollars’ worth of Irish Jameson whiskey, European crystal, an Italian suit, a fur coat, and an English Mulberry handbag for Kim’s wife, Ri Sol-ju," the Daily Beast said Friday.

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Friday
Dec272013

In year's first FCPA opinion, DOJ clears ‘humanitarian aid’

On December 19, the Justice Department published FCPA Opinion Procedure Release No. 13-01, ruling that a law firm partner could pay some medical expenses of foreign official's daughter.

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Thursday
Nov142013

Foreign Service Officer took $3 million in visa fraud

A U.S. Foreign Service Officer who was posted in Vietnam admitted accepting more than $3 million in bribes to process visas for entry into the United States, the DOJ said.

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Tuesday
Oct292013

Report: DOJ investigating National Geographic Society for Egypt payments

DOJ has opened a criminal bribery investigation into the nonprofit, National Geographic Society, and the details are worthy of another Indiana Jones movie or an Egypt-based episode of the Bones TV show.

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Tuesday
Oct222013

Diebold in $48 million settlement for public and private overseas bribes

Ohio-based Diebold Inc. agreed Tuesday to pay a criminal fine of $25.2 million to the DOJ and $23 million in disgorgement and prejudgment interest to the SEC to resolve allegations it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by covering up bribes to bank officials in China, Indonesia and Russia.

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Friday
Oct112013

‘Foreign official’ arguments in appeals court

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.

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