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In Pushing for FCPA Penalties to Fund NGOs, Activists Raise Alarm Bells inside Business Lobby

By Josh Kovensky

01 June 2015

While the notion of using corruption-related penalties to benefit the indirect victims of foreign bribery may be well intentioned, business advocates say that it slams into a hard constitutional barrier: Only Congress has the power to appropriate federal funds.