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Entries in Jimmy Carter (7)


Arms dealer who helped inspire FCPA dies in London

Adnan Khashoggi, the Saudi arms dealer in the middle of the giant 1970s bribery scandal that led to enactment of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, has died in London at 81.

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Thanks, Mr. President, for giving us a better future

Kudos to the FCPA Blog headline writer who "visited the ghost of the FCPA past" in a post about the Senate's great debate of the bill that became the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It is good that an event so momentous (given our current ongoing battle with corruption) can generate such a humorous headline so many years later.

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The ‘band of brothers’ who created the FCPA 

Senator William Proxmire and President Jimmy Carter in early 1978. (White House Photograph)When Congress wraps up its current session this week, the last two World War II veterans will leave office. The departures of Michigan's John Dingell, 88, and Texas's Ralph Hall, 91, mark the end of an era.

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For clues about global enforcement today, look to anti-corruption history

President Jimmy Carter signed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act into law in December 1977 (photo courtesy of Carter archives)The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention was signed in Paris in December 1997 and prohibited a specific form of active bribery: that of foreign public officials in international business transactions. 

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The FCPA isn't red or blue

We now know who will be the next President of the United States.

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McGovern's run for the White House led to the FCPA

George McGovern (July 19, 1922 – October 21, 2012)As a candidate, he was authentic and stood for decency and accountability, qualities Nixon never understood.

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Autumnal Adventures to Unchartered Corners (Part III)

Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981), signed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act into law in 1977.The FCPA is a white-collar crime solution to a foreign policy problem.

If that sounds awkward, well, it should.

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