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Prosecutor explains to judge why foreign officials can’t be charged under FCPA

By Roger Hamilton-Martin

15 February 2017

Prosecutor explains to judge why foreign officials can’t be charged under FCPA Credit: Istockphoto/traveler1116

A McAllen, Texas, federal judge wrestled with some of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s finer details during the sentencing of an aviation industry businessman in February, a reminder that many judges and juries have trouble understanding the anti-bribery law.