A direct selling company headquartered in California settled DOJ and SEC charges for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing Chinese government officials. The company sells health and personal care products in over 90 countries.
A U.S. District Judge for the District of Connecticut reversed a jury verdict that found a former energy executive guilty of seven counts of violating the anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
On August 24, 2018, the Second Circuit affirmed a lower Court's ruling that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act does not apply to non-resident foreign nationals unless they were either physically present in the United States or acting as agents of a U.S. entity when they committed their crimes.
A former Venezuelan official pled guilty to conspiracy in an international money laundering scheme involving U.S.-based companies and a Venezuelan state-owned oil company.