To Get Tough, FCPA Enforcers Go Outside Box

Law360, New York (February 23, 2010, 6:53 PM EST) -- A recent string of high-profile smackdowns related to the federal anti-bribery laws — such as the $447 million fine levied against BAE Systems PLC and the roundup of over 20 business executives in Las Vegas — reveals some novel enforcement techniques, accentuating the get-tough stance adopted by regulators.

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement officials are increasingly thinking outside the box, using tactics like wiretaps and undercover agents that were once reserved for busting drug cartels and organized crime rings. And as the connections between U.S. regulators...
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