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 DOJ's Yates Memo is nearly a year old. The anti-corruption and compliance communities are still wondering what impact it will have on individual responsibility for white collar crimes. That in turn has brought more interest about past prison sentences for FCPA offenses and what future defendants might expect when sentenced.
The DOJ announced that Daniel Kahn became Chief of the FCPA Unit, effective June 1.
An event at George Washington University on May 4 will take a close look at a real-world story of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Joseph Sigelman, the former co-CEO of PetroTiger Ltd., is the latest defendant to argue that employees of state-owned enterprises aren't "foreign officials" under the FCPA. He was charged in May with bribing an official at Ecopetrol SA, Colombia’s state-controlled oil company, and defrauding PetroTiger by taking kickbacks.
Joseph Sigelman, who served as a former co-CEO of PetroTiger Ltd., is the latest FCPA defendant to argue that employees of state-owned enterprises aren't "foreign officials" under the FCPA.
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.
During the third calendar quarter, there was one corporate settlement of an FCPA enforcement action and two individual resolutions. (The third quarter last year was less active, with no corporate resolutions.)
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.
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.
There was a big FCPA settlement by Hewlett Packard during the prior quarter, nine individual indictments were announced, an appellate court ruled on who's a foreign official, and there was a DOJ declination.
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.