Handling Criminal Charges Involving The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Since 1977, American companies are subject to the provisions and exclusions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Specifically, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits domestic firms from offering payment to a foreign official, a foreign political party or foreign candidate for office in an attempt to influence that person to violate a duty in order to:
- Secure an improper advantage
- Secure an order for a product or service
- Retain business
Though the above specifications seem clear, cases and charges can be mired in ambiguity. Who, exactly, is a foreign official? Who made the alleged offer and in what capacity? And what was the true intent behind the alleged offer?
The criminal defense attorneys of the Houston law firm of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled numerous criminal cases involving international trade, including cases involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Trading with the Enemy Act (TWEA). To discuss your case, at no charge, contact our Houston office.
At Spagnoletti Law Firm, we are highly skilled at investigating cases involving federal and international laws and acts. As experienced international attorneys, we have handled cases ranging from kidnapping and ransom by piracy to environmental law. As criminal defense attorneys, we have handled cases involving countries in the Middle East, Latin America and others. Contact us at 713-659-0257 or 877-678-5864 for more information.