CCI Defense Attacks FCPA 'Foreign Official' Definition

Law360, Los Angeles (May 9, 2011, 10:53 PM EDT) -- Defense attorneys seeking to nix charges against former employees of valve maker Control Components Inc. in a foreign bribery case told a California federal judge Monday that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act's definition of “foreign official” was impermissibly vague.

At issue is the federal government's definition of foreign official under the FCPA — a definition that critics, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have argued is so vague and applied so broadly that it's unfair.

Attorneys for defendants Paul Cosgrove, David Edmonds, Stuart Carson and Hong...
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