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Jenner & Block LLP | USA | 12 Aug 2013

FCPA business guide mid-year update

After a relatively quiet start to the year, with no new enforcement actions announced in the first three months of 2013, FCPA enforcement picked up

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Jenner & Block LLP | USA | 5 Dec 2011

Lindsey Manufacturing decision vacating convictions at trial reflects court’s view that gravity of multiple prosecutorial errors was compounded by less than compelling evidence of defendants’ criminal intent

In a strongly-worded opinion, Judge A. Howard Matz of the U.S. Central District of California has “with deep regret” vacated FCPA convictions against Lindsey Manufacturing Company and two of its executives, Keith Lindsey and Steve Lee, and dismissed the indictments against them.

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Jenner & Block LLP | USA | 8 Jul 2011

First trial in “Catch 22” foreign corrupt practices act prosecution ends in hung jury on all counts

In a stunning result, on July 7, 2011, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon declared a mistrial in the first of four anticipated trials in the “Catch- 22” Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) trial: the prosecution that began with 22 individual indictments in January 2010.

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Jenner & Block LLP | USA | 27 Apr 2011

Central District of California rejects argument that state-owned corporations can never be “instrumentalities” of foreign governments under the FCPA

As the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission have stepped up enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, these agencies also have increased prosecution of cases involving improper payments to employees of state-owned and state-controlled entities.

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Jenner & Block LLP | USA | 23 Nov 2010

The Panalpina matters:The Department of Justice seeks to demonstrate meaningful credit for voluntary disclosure and cooperation in FCPA cases

As FCPA enforcement has increased in recent years, the Department of Justice (DOJ) at the same time has insisted that corporate defendants who voluntarily disclose and cooperate with the government will receive credit and a degree of leniency.

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Jenner & Block LLP | USA | 17 Jul 2009

U.S. v. Bourke FCPA prosecution highlights dangers of turning a blind eye to red flags

On Friday July 10, a federal jury found Frederic A. Bourke Jr. guilty of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Travel Act, as well as of making false statements to the FBI.

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