DOJ's Aggressive FCPA Enforcement Bites The Agency Back

Law360, New York (June 6, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT) -- Desperate for a defining win in a foreign bribery prosecution, the U.S. Department of Justice has taken some imprudent chances in hopes of succeeding in shaky cases against individuals and companies, as evidenced by its latest loss in the now-infamous Lindsey Manufacturing Co. prosecution, attorneys say.

On Tuesday, a federal judge in California dismissed the last remnants of what at one time had been a significant victory for the department, vacating the conviction of a Mexican company director for allegedly helping electric-equipment maker Lindsey Manufacturing and...
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