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As FBI Videotaped, FCPA Defendants Toasted Their Success

February 08, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The government's sting operation against 22 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act defendants went down at a popular restaurant just blocks from Justice Department headquarters and the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington.

Guest Contributor: BAE Got Off Easy

February 08, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

Can the enforcement agencies on both sides of the Atlantic say with a straight face that this case was merely about improper record keeping, making false statements to the government, and export licenses?

Fallout from the BAE Settlement

February 08, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

Reaction to the settlement BAE reached with British regulators was critical, with newspapers in the U.K. noting that the U.S. Justice Department drove a harder deal.

'Pirate of Prague' Wins Again

February 05, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

What does a Bahamian court's refusal -- for a second time -- to extradite Czech-born fugitive financier Viktor Kozeny mean for U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement?

U.K. Drops Charges Against Former BAE Lobbyist

February 05, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

In the wake of BAE's agreement to plead guilty and pay stiff fines related to corrupt practices charges, the United Kingdom will not pursue charges against individuals.

BAE to Pay U.S. $400 Million for False Statements

February 05, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The British global defense contractor admitted it had failed to establish an effective anti-corruption program, contrary to what it had said to the Defense and Justice departments.

African Malaise

February 05, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

Yesterday's hearings in Washington about keeping foreign corruption out of the U.S.--especially in the form of African kleptocrats and their enablers--is a good example of what can happen when a muckraking malcontent (Harper's Magazine's Ken Silverstein) writes an article about a little known law that catches the eye of a passionate reformer.

BAE Systems plc - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

February 04, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

On March 1, 2010, BAES pled guilty to the charges filed against it on February 4, 2010. As part of its guilty plea, BAES was sentenced to a criminal fine of $400 million which was the statutory maximum fine.

Another American Hides Assets With UBS, Faces Prison Term

February 04, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The Justice Department is prosecuting Americans for hiding money in the Swiss bank and not reporting their accounts to the IRS.

Afghan Bribes & Trust Funds

February 03, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

What's the difference between a bribe paid in furtherance of a business opportunity--as is prohibited under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act--and a bribe paid in furtherance of a national agenda? Obviously there's an ocean of meaning separating the two, but as the latest solution to fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan--with money, as opposed to guns--shows the biggest variable might just be found in the political rhetoric.