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Entries in Foreign Official (131)

Thursday
Aug092012

The Hunt For Public International Organizations

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

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Tuesday
Jul172012

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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Friday
Jul132012

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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Wednesday
Jun202012

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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Friday
Jun152012

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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Tuesday
Jun052012

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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Monday
Jun042012

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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Tuesday
May222012

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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Monday
May212012

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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Monday
May212012

The Lindsey Trial and 'Foreign Officials'

Trial courts have decided 'foreign official' challenges before. We already looked at the Carson case. This time, it's the Lindsey prosecution -- when another federal judge issued a written ruling on the meaning of 'foreign official.'

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