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New DOJ Policy on Foreign Business Bribery

On the eve of the fortieth anniversary of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Justice Department has unveiled a policy that strongly encourages businesses to self-report any violations to the government on their own. Those that do can presume that the government won’t prosecute them criminally as long as they fix the problem timely and cooperate fully. That’s probably good Read More

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To Have the Quid But Not the Quo

As you may know, the U.S. Supreme Court ended its term this year by reversing the bribery conviction of Virginia’s former governor, Bob McDonnell. Suppose the governor of your state met a local businessman while campaigning for office, and the two cultivated a relationship. What would it take for your governor to be guilty of corruption? In Mr. McDonnell’s case, the businessman was the chief Read More

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Public Corruption Meets Semantic Magic

Okay, so there’s a crime called extortion, and there’s also one called conspiracy to commit extortion, but here’s the question. Can the government convict you of both extorting people and conspiring with those same people to extort themselves? In a divided opinion this month, the U.S. Supreme Court said yes. The case involved a police officer who participated in a kickback scheme with Read More

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A Postscript to Last Week’s Open Letter

Following up on last week’s post, readers should understand the timeline of events that brought the misconduct to light. Here are the highlights. In January 2013, a defendant in a murder case filed a motion to get some important information from the prosecution. The trial court found good cause for the motion and granted it, but the district attorney’s office Read More

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An Open Letter to the District Attorney of Orange County

Mr. Rackauckas: Just what is going on in your office, sir? I’m not talking about the fight that broke out in a county courthouse three weeks ago between one of your investigators and a defense attorney. Never mind that if a defense attorney did this to a cop, he’d be arrested so fast his head would spin. (Full Read More

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

I recently watched the documentary, Making A Murderer, and if you haven’t yet, you should. No, it’s not an indictment of all law enforcement. It’s an object lesson in why we should be deeply skeptical of power and the people who lord it over our lives. And how easy it can be for them to get you, too, especially once they’ve Read More

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The SEC Wants You to Self-Report

At a conference in November, the SEC’s Director of Enforcement, Andrew Ceresney, announced that, from now on, you must self-report violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act if you want the Enforcement Division to recommend a non-prosecution or deferred-prosecution agreement. Even then, Mr. Ceresney warned, you may not get an NPA or DPA, but the Division won’t even consider it if you Read More

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When They Bribe On Your Behalf

If you compete for business overseas or across the border, take note of these best practices for using third-party brokers, vendors, or consultants to help you. You may not know what they’re up to over there, but that can land you in some hot water. As we’ve written before, the threat of prosecution under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is real, and Read More

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We’re Not Gonna Take It, Anymore!

You may want to tell your boss to take your job and shove it, but if you’re thinking of logging on one last time to wreak some havoc or raid the company’s trade secrets then think again. Over the summer, a federal court of appeals interpreted California law in a way that makes it a crime for you to access your employer’s Read More

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Shades of Gray in Rare FCPA Trial

Three weeks ago, in the first criminal trial in three years for violation of America’s foreign bribery law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the defendant suddenly pleaded guilty to steeply reduced charges in the middle of trial. Although the conviction was immediately touted as a win by the government, you can decide for yourself. The defendant, an American entrepreneur, Read More

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