005: Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act


In this case, people working for companies provided illegal incentives to foreign officials in an effort to open business development opportunities. Despite the transactions occurring outside the United States, and despite citizenship of perpetrators, US laws still applied. The US government alleged a bribery scheme and charged participants with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), a serious white-collar crime. 

All of the information in this case study comes from the Department of Justice press release and other articles referenced below.