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Entries in Lindsey Manufacturing (59)

Friday
Mar172017

Practice Note: A jury instruction on FCPA corporate responsibility

Privately-held Lindsey Manufacturing is the only corporation to ever face a full jury trial for alleged FCPA offenses.

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Friday
Nov212014

PetroTiger defendant brings latest ‘foreign official’ challenge

Joseph Sigelman, who served as a former co-CEO of PetroTiger Ltd., is the latest FCPA defendant to argue that employees of state-owned enterprises aren't "foreign officials" under the FCPA.

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Thursday
Oct312013

Special report: Has the FBI disbanded its FCPA Unit?

The FCPA Blog posed this question to the DOJ and FBI's public affairs' offices Wednesday: Has the FCPA Unit at the FBI been disbanded? In response, Christopher Allen in the FBI's Public Affairs Office said: "The FBI's investigations are managed through the International Corruption Unit, and that unit is absolutely not being disbanded."

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Wednesday
Nov142012

Lindsey lawyer 'underwhelmed' by new guidance

Here's what we heard from Jan Handzlik, left, about Wednesday's FCPA guidance from the DOJ and SEC.

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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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Saturday
May262012

Feds Drop Lindsey Appeal, Case Closed

The DOJ on Friday (May 25) filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to voluntarily dismiss its appeal in the FCPA case involving Lindsey Manufacturing Company, its CEO, Keith Lindsey, and CFO, Steve Lee.

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Tuesday
May222012

On This Appeal Hang The Lives Of Men

Without any appellate record to guide them on the issue of 'foreign officials,' should Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez have gone to trial? Or should they have plea-bargained for shorter sentences?

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Monday
May212012

The Lindsey Trial and 'Foreign Officials'

Trial courts have decided 'foreign official' challenges before. We already looked at the Carson case. This time, it's the Lindsey prosecution -- when another federal judge issued a written ruling on the meaning of 'foreign official.'

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Friday
May182012

U.S. v. Carson and 'Foreign Officials'

In U.S. v. Carson, the defendants submitted a sixty-one page argument on the issue of who's a 'foreign official,' along with a declaration by Mike Koehler about the FCPA's legislative history that stretched to one hundred fifty pages.

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Friday
Mar232012

The Punishment Of Prosecutions

For defendants, federal criminal prosecutions leave behind a scorched earth of ruined reputations, shattered health, broken families, and drained bank accounts.

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Wednesday
Feb222012

'Foolish And Unprofessional' Behavior Infected FCPA Prosecutions

The DOJ's once invincible FCPA unit isn't just losing some high profile prosecutions. It's getting clobbered. And a common theme in the setbacks is a lack of professionalism and preparation.

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Wednesday
Feb082012

Has More FCPA Enforcement Brought Less Deterrence?

The DOJ ramped up FCPA enforcement over the past five years. But could its aggressive pursuit of FCPA prosecutions be hurting attempts to deter corruption? It’s possible.

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