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Entries in Foreign Official (132)


DOJ Answers Esquenazi and Rodriguez

The appeal by Carlos Rodriguez and Joel Esquenazi of their FCPA convictions is now with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

As Mike Koehler noted in his post today (and in prior coverage), 'this is a historic appeal, the first time in the FCPA’s history that “foreign official” will be squarely before an appellate court.'

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The Hunt For Public International Organizations

What are public international organizations? Philip Fitzgerald dives deep for an answer.

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Tell Us: Are NGOs Instrumentalities?

The academic jury seemed intrigued by a related issue: What about officials of NGOs, who are not "foreign public officials" under the FCPA or other international texts?

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Facilitation Payments – An Australian Perspective

The Australian government's proposal to remove the facilitation payments defense may well be motivated by a desire to take a strong anti-corruption stance.

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How Wal-Mart Torched FCPA Reform

A letter from two Congressmen to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said companies that had settled FCPA cases or were under investigation for foreign bribery had helped lead efforts to narrow the scope of the law.

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Stanford's Antigua Bribes: Why No FCPA Charges?

The FCPA outlaws bribes to 'foreign officials.' It doesn't say anything about the nationality of the 'foreign officials,' or whether they have to be non-U.S. citizens.

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Suspension & Debarment Part I: An Introduction

This is the first post in a series that will provide a broad overview of the U.S. administrative S&D regime, a discussion of recent legislative activity, and information about comparable debarment regimes that may also be triggered by the bribery of foreign government officials.

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Esquenazi Says Appeal Is A Chance To Review 'Aggressive Enforcement'

The main issue on appeal is what is a 'foreign official' under the FCPA. Esquenazi is also arguing that new exculpatory evidence wasn't considered, and that the computation for his 15-year prison sentence wasn't correct.

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On This Appeal Hang The Lives Of Men

Without any appellate record to guide them on the issue of 'foreign officials,' should Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez have gone to trial? Or should they have plea-bargained for shorter sentences?

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Duperval Jailed For Nine Years

Jean Rene Duperval, a Haitian official at the center of the DOJ's sprawling Haiti Telco prosecution, was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for money laundering.

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