A former director of a Florida-based telecommunications company who allegedly bribed officials in Haiti was arrested in February and made an initial court appearance in Miami.
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The University of Richmond Annual Corruption Issue, Part III: Toward Pre-Approved Compliance Programs?
The University of Richmond’s Journal of Global Law & Business is proud to announce its annual Corruption Issue. In this series of posts, each co-authored by a UR law student and Professor Andy Spalding, we’ll introduce this year’s articles and invite submissions for next year’s issue.
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.
Sam 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.
The former head of counter-fraud at anti-poverty group Oxfam was sentenced to prison for more than two years after using fake companies to defraud Oxfam while working in Haiti.
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.
A judge in California may decide whether federal law reflected by the FCPA prevents charging foreign officials with money laundering in connection with bribes they took.
A former official at state-owned Telecommunications D’Haiti S.A.M. was sentenced Friday to a year and a day in prison.
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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.