Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigations in Russia

Federal attorneys writing for the National Law Journal have speculated that Russia is the next frontier for enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a federal statute prohibiting corrupt activity by U.S. businesses and their employees in foreign countries. According to the authors, FCPA prosecutions have been increasing substantially in recent years, and the Department…

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Alabama Legislators, Casino Owner, and Lobbyists Acquitted in Major Corruption Trial

After enduring a second lengthy trial and after seven days of deliberation, six defendants, including three state legislators, were found not guilty of corruption and bribery charges on Wednesday by a federal jury in Alabama. These acquittals finally bring an end to claims by federal prosecutors that casino industry insiders bought votes from Alabama legislators,…

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Wilcox County Sheriff Stacy Bloodsworth and Deputies Charged with Federal Civil Rights Violations

Yesterday, federal prosecutors announced that they had indicted Stacy Bloodsworth, the Sheriff of Wilcox County, Georgia and his deputies for violating the civil rights of inmates in the local jail.  The allegations refer to an alleged assault on an inmate at the county jail in 2009.  Apparently, the inmate was injured during the assault.  The…

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