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A Look at the U.S. Global Anti-Corruption Agenda

Jaclyn Jaeger | September 26, 2014

The federal government continues to thump its chest over the number of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecutions it has brought worldwide, according to a recent White House fact sheet, describing its global anti-corruption accomplishments, to date.

Pursuing corrupt actors and retrieving the proceeds of corruption hidden in the U.S. financial system continue to be a top priority for the United States. Since 2009, federal prosecutors have resolved criminal cases against more than 50 companies worldwide with penalties of approximately $3 billion resulting from violations of the FCPA, according to the fact sheet. Additionally, prosecutors have convicted more than 50 individuals, including chief executive officers, chief financial officers, and other high-level corporate executives for FCPA-related crimes.

“The United States continues to take action to prevent...

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