Law360, New York (August 15, 2014, 6:26 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Supreme Court petition to limit the scope of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act marks the most serious challenge yet to government's anything-goes approach to bribery prosecutions, former top Department of Justice officials told Law360 on Friday.
Attorneys for two former Terra Telecommunications Corp. executives convicted of bribery filed a petition Thursday urging the Supreme Court to clarify a key provision of the FCPA, a 1977 law that bars payments to foreign officials in exchange for business. The law defines a foreign official as “any officer or employee of a foreign government or any department, agency or instrumentality thereof.” At...
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