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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 – a week devoted to various 2021 FCPA year in review statistics.

This post highlights the “foreign officials” of 2021 as alleged in FCPA enforcement actions.

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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.

This post highlights what you need to know from Q4.

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Thank You For Reading FCPA Professor In 2021

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This is the 299th and final post of 2021.

If FCPA Professor added value to your practice or business or otherwise enlightened your day in 2021 and caused you to contemplate the issues in a more sophisticated way, there is an ability to support this free public website. (See here).

I look forward to your readership in 2022.

A Christmas Classic

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A Christmas classic from James McGrath, a valued colleague in the FCPA space with a candid wit, who passed away in 2014. The below post originally appeared on McGrath’s Internal Investigations Blog on December 24, 2012.

The allegations being investigated surround gifts being given by individual businessmen to the family of an Israeli government official a number of years ago.  These businessmen – a Mr. Balthasar, a Mr. Gaspar, and a Mr. Melchior – supposedly provided a family in the royal line of King David with significant gifts, including gold, frankincense, and myrrh, in return for favorable consideration of an as-yet undetermined project in the Middle East.

The three men are believed to be third-party intermediaries for a multitude of Christian church organizations within the United States, and any jurisdictional nexus would seem to be predicated upon such a fact, if verified.

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Compared To What?

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As highlighted in this recent post, earlier this month the White House released a fluffy “United States Strategy On Countering Corruption” that represented little more than bureaucratic, political gobbledygook.

Watching the flow of information bursting from FCPA Inc. regarding this fluffy development has been as predictable as the sun rising in the east and dogs barking.

For instance, this law firm alert has the headline “Expect more FCPA enforcement: Biden administration names corruption a national security interest,” and states: “we anticipate an increase in FCPA enforcement actions, so now is a good time to review your compliance programs and make any necessary improvements.”

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