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Criminal Division launches new FCPA pilot program

Jaclyn Jaeger | April 5, 2016

Effective today, the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division has launched a one-year “pilot program” in the Fraud Section’s FCPA Unit as part of the agency’s effort to promote both transparency and accountability. At the end of the one-year pilot period, the Fraud Section will determine whether to extend or modify the program.  

In a statement, Leslie Caldwell, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, said one her priorities in the Criminal Division has been “to ensure that we have a robust and transparent enforcement program targeting violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).”

In recent months, the Justice Department has significantly enhanced its ability to investigate and prosecute FCPA cases, including by adding 10 additional prosecutors to its FCPA Unit, increasing the size of that unit by more than 50 percent, Caldwell...

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