Fighting Back Against Corrupt Foreign Officials

Law360, New York (February 5, 2010, 2:30 PM EST) -- One of the continuing frustrations in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act area is the inability to convince corrupt foreign officials why bribery has consequences for them under U.S. law. A little-known State Department power may provide at least one example that will cause foreign officials to rethink payment demands prohibited by the FCPA.

A 2004 Presidential Proclamation and subsequent supporting congressional legislation, originally passed in 2007, permit U.S. officials to revoke the U.S. visas of foreign officials who have reportedly solicited bribes. Awareness and careful citation...
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