Feds Say Tough FCPA Actions Continue Despite Declinations

By Christopher Cole (November 28, 2018, 9:51 PM EST) -- Federal agencies plan to keep taking tough anti-bribery actions despite the U.S. Justice Department's recent decision to forgo cases when companies reveal the misconduct and take steps to remediate it, regulators said Wednesday.

Top white-collar enforcement officials with both DOJ and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told lawyers and compliance experts at a conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act that the Trump administration had not given corporations more latitude on corruption laws despite the policy changes.

The Justice Department issued a new corporate enforcement policy last year that sets out rules for "declinations" by DOJ in potential FCPA cases where...

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