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The near decade-long case against former Alstom executive Lawrence Hoskins has left an indelible mark on US foreign bribery enforcement.
15 November 2022
Other white-collar statutes may be easier to use against foreign nationals who engage in bribery but are hard to reach under the FCPA’s jurisdiction, lawyers said.
23 August 2022
A US appellate court held that Hoskins was improperly prosecuted under the FCPA, saying that the UK national was not an agent of a US concern.
12 August 2022
The DOJ is ignoring the Congressional intent by casting such a wide net to “pursue alleged wrongdoers wherever they can be found in the world,” the lawyers said.
08 June 2022
“A contrary ruling would create a gaping loophole in the law that would frustrate the FCPA’s statutory purpose,” prosecutors said in their appeal of a foreign bribery case that was dismissed on jurisdictional grounds.
31 March 2022
US prosecutors said they will ask the Fifth Circuit to review whether they have jurisdiction to prosecute a Swiss asset manager accused of participating in a foreign bribery scheme.
08 December 2021
A federal judge rejected the DOJ’s theory that a Swiss asset manager acted as an agent under the FCPA for her alleged role in a corrupt scheme at Venezuela’s state oil company.
15 November 2021
The DOJ called out a Swiss asset manager for purportedly fleeing US jurisdiction and once again defended its prosecutorial scope under the FCPA.
14 December 2020
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