DOJ Shines Some Light On FCPA Definitions In 11th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 22, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice insisted Tuesday in the Eleventh Circuit that a state-owned company qualifies as an “instrumentality of a foreign government” under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, defending its contested definition before appellate review for the first time.

In a brief filed with the Eleventh Circuit, the Justice Department argued a Florida district judge was correct to instruct a jury that employees of a Haitian state-owned telecommunications company could be considered “foreign officials” under the FCPA since the company qualified as an “instrumentality of...
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