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Individual prosecution in Rolls Royce corrupt case

Tom Fox | November 9, 2017

For those who might have wondered if the Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department was going to enforce the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), that question seems to have been answered in the affirmative. In September, the DoJ and Securities and Exchange Commission announced the largest FCPA fine ever, that being against Telia Company at $965MM. Now we have five criminal matters involving individuals who all were involved in the Rolls Royce corruption case, in which the corporate matter had been resolved in January before the new administration took power.

This week, the Justice Department announced it had secured guilty pleas from four individuals, James Finley, Aloysius Zuurhout, Andreas Kohler, and Keith Barnett. There was one Indictment brought against against Petros Contoguris. All of the individuals were involved in a wide-ranging corruption scheme used by Rolls Royce to pay bribes to receive...

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