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Comment: Decision on Alstom executive a blow to anticorruption prosecutors, but far from a knockout

By Richard Vanderford
  • 02 Mar 2020 15:45
  • 02 Mar 2020 16:06
The surprise acquittal of ex-Alstom executive Lawrence Hoskins, a UK national, on bribery charges struck a blow against the US Justice Department's expansive view of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The agency retains, though, another major avenue to pursue non-US individuals involved in bribery.

A Connecticut federal judge last week found that Hoskins,

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