After Monday, deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) will be available to the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in its fight of financial crimes, including corruption.
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The chairman of Mizuho Financial Group Inc., Takashi Tsukamoto, will leave his post in March following a scandal linking the lender to organized crime groups.
The theme of this year's FCPA reporting, detection and enforcement activity is that the bribery of foreign officials is not something the public will tolerate or the U.S. government will trivialize.
It is also something businesses can and must create mechanisms to prevent.