A judge rules against the defense but puts curbs on prosecutors in doing so.
At some point, Tyson reversed course on how to handle its problem in Mexico. It was a smart decision.
The company agreed to pay a $4 million criminal penalty and disgorge around $1.2 million in profits to settle charges that it paid bribes to government inspectors in Mexico who certified its chicken for export.
The DOJ denied it ordered new grand jury subpoenas for retaliatory purposes. Prosecutors said they are investigating new leads in the foreign bribery case.
The closely watched case is scheduled to go to trial in Los Angeles next month.
The probe centers on payments from Tyson’s Mexican subsidiary to individuals employed by “Mexican governmental bodies.”
Judge Richard Leon set the stage for an unprecedented series of trials in an area of the law that has nearly no case history despite its vigorous enforcement in recent years.
It’s a subject that won’t go away: the difference between a bribe and a “facilitation payment.”
A case comes up for appeal before two key witnesses are even sentenced.
But some haven’t, raising questions about whether the United Nations Convention against Corruption will become a serious global anti-corruption standard.
The French engineering giant, if forced to settle, could end up sharing with Siemens AG the unwelcome distinction of being one of the largest foreign bribery cases ever.
There’s no private right of enforcement under the FCPA, and the judge wondered why the taxpayers of Florida should bear the costs of a trial for conduct that occurred in another country.
Developing countries offer golden opportunities for exploitation, a research organization finds, to no one’s surprise.
The defendant’s daughter is due to give birth in their native country around the scheduled trial date, posing an additional flight risk, the judge said.
Unofficial but supposedly double-checked, here’s a list of 72 companies in the FCPA spotlight.
BEST FCPA LAWYERS PRACTICE GROUP OF THE YEAR. Main Justice held an awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., to honor top firms in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act arena. This video shows announcement of the finalists and winner in the Practice Group of the Year category.