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Second Circuit rules on McDonnell application in foreign bribery case

By Adam Dobrik

06 August 2019

Second Circuit rules on McDonnell application in foreign bribery case The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. (Credit: istockphoto.com/OlegAlbinsky )

A former African mining minister said his money laundering conviction should be quashed because the standards for proving bribery set by the US Supreme Court‘s McDonnell decision should also apply to Guinean laws. The Second Circuit has emphatically rejected the argument.