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November 23, 2017

I hope this Thanksgiving finds you enjoying and being thankful for many things in your life.

Among the many things I am thankful for are your readership and I hope FCPA Professor elevates your FCPA knowledge and skills.

May your turkey be golden brown.

The following FCPA enforcement actions have involved, in whole or in part, alleged improper conduct in Turkey.

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Downtime FCPA Reading List

November 22, 2017

Traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday and have some downtime for reading?

FCPA Professor has got you covered.

Simply need a reason to excuse yourself early from the family gathering?

FCPA Professor has got you covered as well.

This post provides an overview of FCPA writings that can help you elevate your Foreign Corrupt Practices Act knowledge, sophistication, and practical skills.

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Downtime FCPA Listening List

November 22, 2017

Traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday and have some downtime for listening?

Consider the FCPA Flash podcast.

Simply need a reason to excuse yourself early from the family gathering?

The FCPA Flash podcast can help with that as well.

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DOJ Charges Two Individuals With FCPA And Other Violations In Connection With An African Bribery Scheme On Behalf Of CEFC China Energy Company Ltd.

November 21, 2017

Yesterday, the DOJ announced that Chi Ping Patrick Ho (of Hong Kong, China) and Cheikh Gadio (of Senegal) were criminally charged with conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, violating the FCPA, conspiring to commit international money laundering, and committing international money laundering.

Although not specifically mentioned in the DOJ’s indictment, it is easy to connect the dots that Ho is associated with China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC) and as noted here, CEFC is “fully funded by CEFC China Energy Company Limited.” Gadio is associated with Sarata Holding (a consulting and advising firm specializing in business and development partnerships with Africa).

Big picture – in the past two weeks – the DOJ has announced three core FCPA enforcement actions involving 9 individuals. (See here for the November 7th action against 5 individuals associated with Rolls-Royce and here for the November 9th action against 2 individuals associated with SBM Offshore).

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Blowing The Whistle On Bribery

November 20, 2017

Professor Juliet Sorensen (Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law) and Northwestern Law students David Hall and Kobby Lartey recently attended the Seventh Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in Vienna, Austria.  See here for more information on the Conference. This post is from David Hall.

This winter marks the 20th anniversary of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Anti-Bribery Convention. The OECD plans to celebrate this milestone with the release of a new Study on the Detection of Foreign Bribery, examining the different ways of detecting bribery and creating a new set of best practices in investigation and detection. The full study won’t be available until December 12th, but the group previewed the study at this year’s Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention Against Corruption.

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