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On National Llama Day, Assistant Attorney General Recognizes International Anti-Corruption Day

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There seems to be a day for everything.

Last Friday, December 9th was, according to this site: Christmas Card Day, International Day of Veterinary Medicine, National Llama Day, National Pastry Day, National Salesperson’s Day, Official Lost and Found Day, Weary Willie Day, World Techo Day, and International Anti-Corruption Day.

At the 20th International Anti-Corruption Conference, DOJ Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite ignored National Llama Day (as well as the other special days), but did recognize International Anti-Corruption Day and stated in this speech:

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Friday Roundup

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Asset recovery, export finance, Och-Ziff related, and for the reading stack.

It’s all here in the Friday roundup.

Asset Recovery

Efforts by the U.S. government to combat foreign corruption are broader than just the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. For instance, approximately ten years ago the DOJ announced a Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative.

Recently, the DOJ announced:

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Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski Speaks On A Variety Of FCPA Topics

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Earlier this week, Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski delivered this speech at the FCPA’s annual dog and pony show (also know as the American Conference Institute’s FCPA conference).

As highlighted below, in the speech Benczkowski discussed individual and corporate enforcement, the DOJ’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative, the recent trial in the Hoskins matters and agency issues, as well as DOJ policy.

Benczkowski began by noting the “remarkable prosecution activity and case developments in the FCPA space over the past year” and stated:

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The Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Act

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Efforts by the U.S. government to combat foreign corruption are broader than just the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. For instance, approximately ten years ago the DOJ announced a Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative.

Related to this general program, recently Representative Stephen Lynch (D-MA) introduced H.R. 5101 – the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Act “to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to pay rewards under an asset recovery rewards program to help identify and recover stolen assets linked to foreign government corruption and the proceeds of such corruption hidden behind complex financial structures in the United States and abroad.”

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