Topic: Hoskins

Hoskins case wraps up as DOJ quietly drops en-banc review

The near decade-long case against former Alstom executive Lawrence Hoskins has left an indelible mark on US foreign bribery enforcement.

15 November 2022

Lawyers say latest Hoskins decision could force DOJ to look beyond FCPA to prosecute foreign nationals

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

Lawrence Hoskins wins appeal in bribery case

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

Financial crime litigators file amicus in FCPA jurisdictional fight

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

DOJ pushes back against adverse FCPA ruling

“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

DOJ to appeal adverse FCPA jurisdictional ruling

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

DOJ dealt jurisdictional blow in PDVSA bribery case

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

US prosecutors defend agency theory in Venezuela bribery case

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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