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Biden signs bill criminalizing foreign officials' bribery demands

President Joe Biden signed a defense authorization bill into law today that included a provision authorizing criminal prosecutions of foreign officials who demand bribes.
The Foreign Extortion Prevention Act, or FEPA, bars foreign officials from seeking or taking a bribe from American companies or individuals while in the US, or

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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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