Law: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977 (USA)

Former Citgo official sentenced to probation

A former official at Houston oil company Citgo avoided prison after admitting to her role in a bribery scheme.

22 November 2021

Former Baker Botts partner joins Foley Hoag

Lynn Neils said she hopes to expand Foley Hoag’s New York office, build a strong white-collar practice and bring in diverse clients.

18 November 2021

Former coal exec pleads guilty in Egyptian corruption case

Fred Cushmore, a former executive of a Pennsylvania coal company, has pleaded guilty for his role in a scheme to bribe Egyptian officials.

17 November 2021

Under DOJ monitorship, MTS discovers potential misconduct

The Russian telecoms company is investigating certain payments made in Armenia and has reported the matter to US authorities.

17 November 2021

US secures guilty plea in Uganda bribery case

Debra Parris, a former programme manager at a now-defunct adoption agency, has pleaded guilty for her role in schemes to bribe Ugandan officials and defraud the US.

17 November 2021

SEC whistleblower tips skyrocket as awards keep increasing

The past year also saw a record number of FCPA whistleblower reports to the agency.

16 November 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

Reed Smith makes market move with another EDNY hire

Julia Nestor, a former Brooklyn federal prosecutor who played a leading role in the Odebrecht case, has joined Reed Smith.

10 November 2021

DOJ to step up internal coordination, official says

Lorinda Laryea said the Fraud Section will look to coordinate more across the DOJ to make the most of potential overlap in its cases.

09 November 2021

DOJ’s focus on corporate recidivism a “significant” policy shift

The DOJ’s promise to consider a company’s full history of misconduct when making corporate charging decisions has created uncertainty for companies.

08 November 2021

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