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US District Court Rebuffed DOJ’s Basis for Claiming FCPA Jurisdiction Over Foreign Nationals. But New Precedent Is Unlikely
January 27, 2022
A U.S. District Court appeared to undermine an important aspect of FCPA cases – the determination of whether a foreign national can be considered a U.S. agent – in a November decision to dismiss charges against a Swiss wealth manager. Explanation for this move is scant, and questions abound.
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