The prosecution and defense had previously reached a tentative agreement that to be convicted under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, an individual must be aware of the status of the official being bribed.
“Increased selectivity led to fewer cases being opened in FY11, but a 36% increase in the number of cases being substantiated,” an annual report said.
To be convicted under the foreign bribery law, an individual may need to know the recipient is a foreign official, the Justice Department indicated.
The DOJ Fraud Section is the last holdout in reaching a settlement on allegations investigated by four separate government agencies.
A federal judge denied a motion Tuesday to dismiss charges against former executives of Control Components, Inc., upholding the Justice Department’s argument that both the Travel Act and the California Penal Code could be applied to the case.
At the kickoff of the Open Government Partnership Tuesday, the Obama Administration advocated the U.S. implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and greater disclosure of federal agencies’ regulatory activities.
The Justice Department announced today that the Tokyo-based manufacturer will plead guilty and pay a $28 million fine for Sherman Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations and must cooperate with ongoing investigations.
The reports, which quietly went up on the website of the U.N.’s Office on Drugs and Crime sometime in the last week, summarized the reviewers’ findings of the efforts of Mongolia, Uganda, Spain and Finland to criminalize and combat corruption.
Financial and asset disclosure by government officials is a preventative tool in fighting corruption, says State Department Official.
The government argued Friday that the defense’s arguments about the law’s limits were irrelevant as “the government is not charging the defendants with FCPA violations[, but rather] the separate and distinct crime of promoting the [producers'] FCPA violations.”
The Bank provided new details about a unit designed to get out in front of fraud on Bank-financed projects.
The Justice Department dropped its attempt to increase the six-month prison term a federal judge imposed on Gerald and Patricia Green.
The company, Watts Water Technologies, Inc., which set aside $5.6 million to settle a foreign bribery investigation, said it now planned to end the case for almost $2 million less.
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