French Man Tampered With FCPA Mining Probe, DOJ Says

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday said it has charged a French national with trying to obstruct an investigation into whether a mining company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing officials and others to win lucrative mining rights in Guinea.

Frederic Cilins, 50, was arrested in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday and accused of attempting to interfere with an ongoing federal grand jury investigation over possible bribery and money laundering.

According to the complaint, the grand jury is probing whether a particular mining company...
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