CFTC's Foray Into Corruption Hints At Imminent Action

By Alison Noon (March 8, 2019, 8:14 PM EST) -- A carefully worded announcement that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission will wade into the United States' already tremendous efforts to prosecute corruption has left white collar and finance attorneys baffled, but convinced that an enforcement action is imminent.

The CFTC's initiative marked the entry of a third U.S. agency into the complex realm of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, one of the world's preeminent anti-bribery tools that Congress assigned to the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Attorneys said the official spearheading the corruption move, CFTC Enforcement Director James McDonald, not only indicated there's a new...

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