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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act guidance released

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 15 2012

The US Department of Justice released its long-awaited guidance regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) consisting of a 120-page Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act along with a two-page “Fact Sheet”

DOJ’s recent trend of prosecuting individuals for FCPA violations continues with longer prison sentences and increased fines

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 30 2011

The longest prison term ever imposed in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) case -- fifteen years -- was recently given to Joel Esquenazi, former president of Terra Telecommunications Corporation, after a jury convicted him under the FCPA for bribes paid to officials at Haiti Teleco, a state-owned telecommunications agency

FTC delays enforcement of Red Flags Rule through December 31, 2010 to give Congress time to exempt certain businesses from rule’s requirements

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2010

This morning, Friday, May 28, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it was extending the deadline for enforcement of the Red Flags Rule through December 31, 2010, in order to give Congress sufficient time to amend the law to exclude certain businesses from application of the Rule

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) releases 2009 report on internet crime

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2010

Today, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a federal organization run as a partnership between the FBI and National White Collar Crime Center, released its 2009 Internet Crime Report

Supreme Court limits scope of wire and mail fraud in Skilling v. United States

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2010

The Supreme Court last week, in the case of Skilling v United States and two companion cases, severely curtailed the reach of the federal mail and wire fraud statutes by confining the "intangible right of honest services" to only those schemes that involve bribes or kickbacks

Red Flags Rule enforcement deadline falls next week

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 27 2010

This Tuesday, June 1, 2010, marks the official deadline for compliance with the Federal Trade Commission's Red Flags Rule

Increased risk of FCPA prosecution of foreign national executives of U.S. issuers: recent court decision allows open-ended statute of limitations and bases FCPA jurisdiction on email routed through US servers

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 19 2013

A recent federal court decision highlights the increasing risk of prosecution for foreign national executives under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

SEC v. Tambone: the First Circuit reverses course on what it means to “make” a statement under the securities laws

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 23 2010

The First Circuit’s en banc ruling in SEC v. Tambone, No. 07-1384 (Mar. 10, 2010), vacated a key part of a prior ruling by a three-judge panel, and provides important guidance on the scope of “primary violator” liability under Section 10(b) of the 1934 Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 thereunder

Incident of the week: Seattle man sentenced to three years in prison for using peer-to-peer software to steal financial records, commit identity theft

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 13 2009

Yesterday, Frederick Eugene Wood of Seattle was sentenced to 39 months in prison for using LimeWire peer-to-peer (P2P) software to obtain Social Security numbers, bank and financial records and tax returns, which he then used to commit identity theft