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Corruption Risks Increasing in China, Russia, and Mexico

Jaclyn Jaeger | December 18, 2012

Despite an intense focus on mitigating them, corruption risks are only increasing for companies that do business in places like China, Russia, and Mexico.

Vigorous enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by the Justice Department and worsening corruption in several countries are making it increasingly difficult to get corruption risks under control for companies that are expanding globally. 

Despite cultural differences or the lack of transparency in some countries, the Department of Justice has made it blatantly clear that no country in the world is immune from FCPA enforcement. As Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer recently stated during a conference on the FCPA, “Combating corruption around the world is, and will remain, a priority of the United States.”

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