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Fighting Back Against FCPA Attacks
July 21st, 2011
Tom Cardamone, Managing Director at Global Financial Integrity, continues his biweekly op-ed series with TrustLaw.  In today's column, he announced a forthcoming petition calling on legislators to help defend the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which bans the bribery of foreign public officials. Explaining the purpose of the petition, Mr. Cardamone writes:
"The petition, which is expected to be released in the next few days, is targeted at Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, a Wisconsin Republican, who has said he will craft a bill that brings the law 'up to date.'  Sensenbrenner chairs a subcommittee of the powerful House Judiciary Committee which convened a...
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News Corp's Latest Hire Reveals More FCPA Entanglement
July 20th, 2011
The News Corp. phone-hacking and bribery scandal has developed quickly, every day bringing more stories of investigations, arrests, or pie-wielding British comics.  It's easy to get overwhelmed by the tide of details and lose track of the big issues.  In the United States, the investigation has taken an interesting turn, casting a foul light on lobbying efforts to undermine American anti-bribery legislation. On July 15, the Department of Justice confirmed an investigation into the News Corp. scandal.  In addition to investigating up to 4,000 alleged incidents of phone hacking, it appears that News Corp. bribed British police officers....
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News Corp. Investigation Sheds New Light on U.S. Chamber of Commerce Attack of FCPA
July 18th, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC – News that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. donated $1 million to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) months before the Chamber issued a proposal to relax elements of the nation’s flagship anti-corruption legislation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), highlights the need to fully understand the ties between the Chamber and companies charged under the FCPA.
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