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Entries in Haiti (49)

Monday
Mar062017

FCPA fugitive arrested in Haiti Telco case

A former director of a Florida-based telecommunications company who allegedly bribed officials in Haiti was arrested in February and made an initial court appearance in Miami.

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Wednesday
Dec102014

The University of Richmond Annual Corruption Issue, Part III: Toward Pre-Approved Compliance Programs?

The University of Richmond’s Journal of Global Law & Business is proud to announce its annual Corruption Issue. In this series of posts, each co-authored by a UR law student and Professor Andy Spalding, we’ll introduce this year’s articles and invite submissions for next year’s issue.

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Monday
Oct062014

Supremes won't review Esquenazi ‘foreign official’ challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday denied a writ of certiorari for two jailed Haiti teleco defendants who argued that employees of state-owned enterprises aren't "foreign officials" under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and bribes paid to them shouldn't be FCPA violations.

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Monday
Aug112014

WSJ: Esquenazi, Rodriguez will seek Supreme Court review

Image courtesy of the U.S. Supreme CourtSam Rubenfeld of the Wall Street Journal reported that Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez, who were convicted for FCPA-related offenses in a scheme to bribe officials at Haiti’s state-owned telecom company, plan to file a petition this week for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Monday
Jun022014

Former counter-fraud leader at Oxfam sentenced for fraud

Port au Prince after the January 2010 earthquake, courtesy of WikipediaThe former head of counter-fraud at anti-poverty group Oxfam was sentenced to prison for more than two years after using fake companies to defraud Oxfam while working in Haiti.

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Friday
Oct112013

‘Foreign official’ arguments in appeals court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit will hear oral arguments Friday from two defendants convicted in the Haiti telco case. They're challenging the DOJ's interpretation of ‘foreign official’ under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Thursday
May162013

Wal-Mart’s Victims Part VIII: So What Should We Do?

I’ve argued in this series that we should think of corruption generally, and bribery specifically, as violating human rights -- specifically the rights of the citizens of the countries in which bribery occurs. (And make no mistake, this includes  the U.S.).

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Monday
Jan142013

Judge mulls wider ban on prosecution of bribe takers

A judge in California may decide whether federal law reflected by the FCPA prevents charging foreign officials with money laundering in connection with bribes they took.

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Tuesday
Jul102012

Joseph Jailed In Haiti Telco Case

A former official at state-owned Telecommunications D’Haiti S.A.M. was sentenced Friday to a year and a day in prison.

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Monday
Jul022012

Enforcement Report For Q2 '12

Here's what happened during the second quarter of 2012.

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Tuesday
Jun192012

Not So Fast: Are DOJ Flops Always Failures?

When Roger Clemens and FCPA defendants walk, should we only see failure by the DOJ?

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Monday
Jun042012

Esquenazi Says Appeal Is A Chance To Review 'Aggressive Enforcement'

The main issue on appeal is what is a 'foreign official' under the FCPA. Esquenazi is also arguing that new exculpatory evidence wasn't considered, and that the computation for his 15-year prison sentence wasn't correct.

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