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CFTC Unveils Leniency Policy For Self-Reporting Corruption

Law360, New Orleans (March 6, 2019, 10:35 PM EST) -- The head of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Enforcement Division announced a new policy Wednesday for certain companies and individuals who self-report corruption-related misconduct and cooperate, which would likely spare them from civil monetary penalties.

James McDonald spoke about the latest CFTC advisory at the American Bar Association's National Institute on White Collar Crime in New Orleans, saying the new policy applies to entities that aren’t required to register with the agency and that voluntarily disclose foreign corrupt practices-related violations of the Commodity Exchange Act.

Provided the self-reporting companies and individuals cooperate and make good on righting the misdeeds, McDonald...

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