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Entries in Foreign Official (129)

Wednesday
Oct152014

Resource alert: UH database facilitates FCPA compliance benchmarking

Last week, the University of Houston Law Center released the most comprehensive free dataset for compliance benchmarking available. The Fortune 500 Code of Conduct dataset allows anyone to access the University’s website (without the worry of future spam emails that come with a “free” registration) and search through three years of data the Law Center has put together covering over forty different compliance areas including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 

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Monday
Oct062014

Supremes won't review Esquenazi ‘foreign official’ challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday denied a writ of certiorari for two jailed Haiti teleco defendants who argued that employees of state-owned enterprises aren't "foreign officials" under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and bribes paid to them shouldn't be FCPA violations.

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Friday
Aug152014

Esquenazi and Rodriguez file petition for Supreme Court review

Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to review their convictions on FCPA-related charges for a scheme to bribe officials at Haiti’s state-owned telecom company.

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Monday
Aug112014

WSJ: Esquenazi, Rodriguez will seek Supreme Court review

Image courtesy of the U.S. Supreme CourtSam Rubenfeld of the Wall Street Journal reported that Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez, who were convicted for FCPA-related offenses in a scheme to bribe officials at Haiti’s state-owned telecom company, plan to file a petition this week for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court.

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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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