DOJ Criminal Chief Says Hoskins Case Isn't A 'Blank Check'

Law360, Washington (December 4, 2019, 2:23 PM EST) -- Just because the U.S. Department of Justice won the recent conviction of former Alstom SA executive Lawrence Hoskins on the theory that he was an agent of the company’s U.S. subsidiary doesn’t mean prosecutors will see every business tie as an agency relationship, a DOJ official said Wednesday.

Brian Benczkowski, head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, said prosecutors don’t plan to push the envelope when it comes to using a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act liability theory employed in the case of former Alstom executive Lawrence Hoskins. (AP)

Hoskins was convicted less than a month ago for his role in a...

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