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Comment: After nearly half a century, US Congress tackles demand side of foreign bribery

For decades, it was a common complaint from companies: Why are we charged with a crime for paying a bribe when the recipient, who had likely demanded the money in the first place, escapes prosecution?
Congress finally addressed the issue this week, sending the Foreign Extortion Prevention Act, or FEPA,

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Samuel Rubenfeld


Samuel Rubenfeld is a reporter covering cases of bribery and corruption and some international trade issues. Prior to joining MLex, he was editor of the Kharon Brief, a news and data analysis platform focused on global security issues, including sanctions and export controls. Earlier in his career, Rubenfeld spent about a decade at The Wall Street Journal, including nearly nine years as a reporter covering corporate risk and compliance concerns such as bribery, money laundering, sanctions, terrorist financing and whistleblowers.

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