FCPA Doesn't Apply To Foreigners Without US Ties: 2nd Circ.

By Stewart Bishop (August 24, 2018, 4:56 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Friday ruled that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act doesn't apply to foreign nationals without ties to U.S. entities for bribery crimes that take place outside of the U.S., rejecting the government's bid for a broad interpretation of the anti-bribery law in a case against a former Alstom SA executive.

The Second Circuit largely sided with a lower court's ruling that the former executive cannot be subject to criminal liability for conspiracy to violate or aiding or abetting violations of the FCPA if the alleged crimes took place outside of the U.S. and he wasn't sufficiently tied to...

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