The FCPA Blog posed this question to the DOJ and FBI's public affairs' offices Wednesday: Has the FCPA Unit at the FBI been disbanded? In response, Christopher Allen in the FBI's Public Affairs Office said: "The FBI's investigations are managed through the International Corruption Unit, and that unit is absolutely not being disbanded."
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In 2012, the SEC announced that it would no longer enter into “neither admit nor deny” settlements with companies or individuals who had admitted relevant facts in parallel DOJ dispositions. Since then, the SEC has made good on that promise by requiring such factual admissions in resolving FCPA cases, but only to the extent covered by the DOJ pleadings -- implicitly leaving other allegations under the usual neither admit nor deny approach.
Here's what happened during the second quarter of 2012.
When Roger Clemens and FCPA defendants walk, should we only see failure by the DOJ?
The government's primary witness against former ABB manager John O'Shea won't serve any more jail time for conspiracy to violate the FCPA.
For defendants, federal criminal prosecutions leave behind a scorched earth of ruined reputations, shattered health, broken families, and drained bank accounts.
The DOJ's once invincible FCPA unit isn't just losing some high profile prosecutions. It's getting clobbered. And a common theme in the setbacks is a lack of professionalism and preparation.
The DOJ ramped up FCPA enforcement over the past five years. But could its aggressive pursuit of FCPA prosecutions be hurting attempts to deter corruption? It’s possible.
Two Africa sting defendants were acquitted today in federal court in Washington, D.C.