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As defendants fight FCPA's extraterritorial reach, an old prostitution case becomes key

By Roger Hamilton-Martin

25 September 2017

As defendants fight FCPA's extraterritorial reach, an old prostitution case becomes key Dmitry Firtash Inter on Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0)

The DOJ is pursuing FCPA charges against individuals with no ties to the US and who have never committed a crime on US soil. The department's chances of success rest on whether courts take a narrow or broad view of a 1932 Supreme Court case.