Foreign Corruption Practices Act Violations
Advocacy from Our Skilled Los Angeles International Criminal Defense Attorneys
The Foreign Corruption Practices Act, or FCPA, is a federal law aimed at
maintaining the integrity of dealings between US businesses and foreign
parties who could be swayed to illegally further their interests overseas.
Under the law, it is illegal for individuals in these US organizations
to influence foreign collaborators with bribes or rewards. Both US citizens,
their companies, and participating foreign nationals visiting the US can
be charged under this act and face serious fines and even prison time
If you have been accused of violating the Foreign Corruption Practices
Act, then our team at
Okabe & Haushalter invites you to contact us today. Our dedicated Los Angeles international
criminal defense lawyers are well-versed in navigating these complex cases,
deciphering the paper trails they often involve, and thoroughly countering
the federal government's allegations against our clients.
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The FCPA: who is subject?
The Foreign Corruption Practices Act provides broad definitions of who
the act applies to and who can be punished if a violation were to occur.
It prohibits "the use of the mails or any means or instrumentality
of interstate commerce" to bribe or award gifts in order to further
The FCPA prohibits these dealings with:
- Foreign officials
- Foreign political parties
- Any intermediary parties complicit in the bribe
These prohibitions also apply to foreign nationals who participate in this
activity while in the US. Not only have FCPA violation charges been known
to yield very serious penalties for individuals, they have also resulted
in hundreds of millions of dollars in fines for companies and corporations
who have been found guilty. That is why it is so critical to maintain
experienced, vigilant counsel in these cases.
These allegations against you and your company do not have to go unanswered.
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