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The People's DOJ

As part of its online make-over, the Justice Department has now indexed FCPA enforcement actions from mid-2004 onward. They're listed alphabetically and can all be found on a public page called FCPA and Related Enforcement Actions.

A click, for example, on United States v. BAE Systems, plc reveals the court docket number (10-CR-035-JDB) original filing date (February 4, 2010), and court (District of Columbia).

Under Related Documents for BAE appear links to the Information, the Government's Sentencing Memorandum, the DOJ's Press Releases, the Judgment, and the Plea Agreement.

Or from the main index click on United States v. ABB Vetco Gray, Inc., et al (Court Docket Number: 04-CR-279). You learn the case was first filed on June 22, 2004 in the Southern District of Texas. Related documents linked to the page are the Information, the Plea Agreements as to ABB Vetco Gray Inc. and ABB Vetco Gray (UK) Ltd., and the DOJ's Press Release for the Plea.

Still on ABB, you'll find a category called Related Cases. It lists:

U. S. v. John Joseph O’Shea: Docket No. 04-CR-279 (11/16/09)

U. S. v. Fernando Maya Basurto: Docket No. 09-CR-325 (06/10/09)

U. S. v. Vetco Gray Controls Inc., et al: Docket No. 07-CR-004 (01/05/07)

U. S. v. Aibel Group Limited: Docket No. 07-CR-005 (01/05/07)

You can drill down into the related cases as well.

A couple of caveats. The index doesn't update in real time. We found some entries that hadn't refreshed in a few weeks and were missing the latest pleadings, so be careful. And remember, there's nothing indexed (yet) before June 2004.

Still, this is a big step toward an accessible archive of DOJ-provided FCPA enforcement information.

Let's hope for more of the same.

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