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Comment: Fifth Circuit to weigh foreign reach of domestic application of US anti-corruption law

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 12 Oct 2022 23:05
  • 12 Oct 2022 23:21
Conduct committed abroad by a foreign national as part of a bribery conspiracy can fall under a domestic application of US anti-corruption law if the principal acts were carried out by others located in the US, the government recently argued before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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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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