Recently the Department of Justice Fraud Section released its 2022 Year in Review.
Set forth below are the FCPA relevant portions.
The Fraud Section has three “litigating units” including the FCPA Unit described as follows:
“The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit has primary jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute violations of the FCPA and works in parallel with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which has civil enforcement authority for violations of the FCPA by publicly traded companies. The FCPA Unit has brought criminal enforcement actions against individuals and companies and has focused its enforcement efforts on both the supply side and demand side of corrupt transactions. The FCPA Unit has also brought cases in parallel to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and other agencies. The FCPA Unit also plays a leading role in developing policy as it relates to the FCPA, and training and assisting foreign governments in the global fight against corruption.”