Duperval And DOJ’s Expansive Approach To Foreign Bribery

Law360, New York (April 2, 2015, 10:16 AM EDT) -- Federal prosecution of bribery-related schemes are on the rise, and the Eleventh Circuit’s recent affirmation in United States v. Duperval likely means that the U.S. Department of Justice will continue seeking to assert the Money Laundering Control Act (“MLCA”) as an anti-bribery enforcement tool.

While serving as director of international relations for Telecommunications at D’Haiti SAM, Jean Rene Duperval accepted nearly $500,000 in bribes. The DOJ successfully argued that even though Duperval was a “foreign official” and therefore not eligible for prosecution under the Foreign Corrupt Practices...
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