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U.S. Congressman And Wife Charged With Bribery

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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act concerns bribery of foreign officials.

This post concerns bribery of U.S. officials.

Last week the DOJ announced that U.S. Congressman Enrique Roberto “Henry” Cuellar (D-TX) and his wife, Imelda Cuellar, were criminally charged with participating in two schemes involving bribery, unlawful foreign influence, and money laundering.

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Core FCPA Beliefs

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From time to time, it’s useful to “take a step” back and examine your core beliefs – whether it’s life in general, a role you may have in life, your professional career, or – in this case – one law and its enforcement that is a large focus of your professional career.

The below core beliefs have long appeared on this website (see here) but are reprinted below.

I encourage all readers – and particularly those who frequently write about the FCPA and related issues in public forums – to set aside time to reflect on your core FCPA beliefs.

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FCPA Institute – Zoom (April 23-25)

FCPA Institute - Zoom

Since 2014, the FCPA Institute has elevated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act knowledge and practical skills of professionals from around the world. The FCPA Institute began as an in-person event, but shifted to Zoom in 2020. The Zoom event is time and cost efficient and has resulted in greater participation from professionals from around the world.

The next FCPA Institute – Zoom will be offered on April 23-25 and consists of 9 hours of integrated and cohesive instruction (each day from 8:30-11:30 central) led by Professor Koehler, an FCPA expert with FCPA practice and teaching experience.

FCPA Institute – Zoom participants will encounter FCPA authority and other sources of information that define the modern era of FCPA enforcement and will gain knowledge of the following topics among others:

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This Week On FCPA Professor

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FCPA Professor has been described as “the Wall Street Journal concerning all things FCPA-related,” and “the most authoritative source for those seeking to understand and apply the FCPA.”

Set forth below are the topics discussed this week on FCPA Professor.

As highlighted in this post, approximately 70% of SEC corporate FCPA enforcement actions over the past several years have involved foreign companies.

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FCPA Institute – Zoom (April 23-25)

FCPA Institute - Zoom

Since 2014, the FCPA Institute has elevated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act knowledge and practical skills of professionals from around the world. The FCPA Institute began as an in-person event, but shifted to Zoom in 2020. The Zoom event is time and cost efficient and has resulted in greater participation from professionals from around the world.

The next FCPA Institute – Zoom will be offered on April 23-25 and consists of 9 hours of integrated and cohesive instruction (each day from 8:30-11:30 central) led by Professor Koehler, an FCPA expert with FCPA practice and teaching experience.

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