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Department of Justice vows to speed up FCPA investigations

Jaclyn Jaeger | April 21, 2017

A U.S. Department of Justice official said in remarks this week that the agency is making a “concerted effort” to speed up the pace of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, and that the agency expects cooperating companies to do the same.

In remarks made at the Anti-Corruption, Export Controls & Sanctions 10th Compliance Summit on April 18, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Trevor McFadden said that over the last few years, the Justice Department has hired additional trial attorneys in the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section’s FCPA Unit “to help investigate cases more quickly, and the Fraud Section leadership and I are focused on wrapping up old investigations.”

McFadden said, “This will maximize our ability to bring cases against responsible individuals, before applicable statutes of limitations have run or...

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