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Mace And Zubiate Sentenced

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This previous post highlighted the DOJ’s enforcement action against Anthony Mace¬†(the former CEO of SBM Offshore) and Robert Zubiate (a former sales and marketing executive at a company subsidiary). As highlighted in this prior post, the Mace enforcement action, in particular, should be required reading for all corporate executives.

Yesterday, the DOJ recently announced that Mace was sentenced to serve 36 months in prison and a fine of $150,000 and Zubiate was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison and a fine of $50,000. All of the sentencing documents on the court’s docket were filed under seal.

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DOJ Announces FCPA Enforcement Action Against Two Former SBM Offshore Executives

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If you are scoring at home, in the past 48 hours the DOJ has announced FCPA enforcement actions involving 7 individuals. (See here for the prior post regarding the FCPA enforcement action earlier this week against 5 individuals associated with Rolls-Royce).

By way of comparison, as highlighted in this post, in all of 2016 8 individuals were involved in DOJ FCPA enforcement actions and in 2015 8 individuals were also involved in DOJ FCPA enforcement actions.

In other words, those predicting a slow down in FCPA enforcement in the Trump administration were ignorant to begin with, but now really need to move on to other topics.

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