Book Review: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a New Era.

Broadly speaking, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits offering or paying anything of value to a foreign official to obtain or retain business. Recent years have seen a boom in FCPA compliance efforts and enforcement attempts as the Department of Justice has proclaimed this...

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Paul Calli Guest Blogs for FCPA Professor

Paul Calli recently wrote a guest blog post for FCPA Professor blog regarding the oral argument before the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on the issue of who is considered a “foreign official” for purposes of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”)....

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Oral Arguments Heard In Historic “Foreign Official” Challenge

This article was originally published on FCPAProfessor.com. Last Friday in Miami, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in U.S. v. Joel Esquenazi & Carlos Rodriguez. The issues on appeal did not just relate to the FCPA’s ”foreign official” element, but as to...

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Empty Rhetoric

Paul Calli's acquittal of an executive in the military and law enforcement products industry was discussed in the FCPA Professor Blog: Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer once again took to the podium to highlight the DOJ’s FCPA enforcement program. This time the event was the 13th...

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F.B.I. Bribery Case Falls Apart and Raises Questions – NYTimes.com

From the New York Times: The case — which was commonly called the African sting case — was a prominent piece of an increasingly aggressive, and increasingly successful, effort to bring indictments under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which prohibits anyone with business in the...

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Acquittal in United States of America v. Stephen Gerard Giordanella

Our client was found not guilty after an seven week trial and was completely vindicated. Read the judgement of acquittal. (PDF).

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Feds’ Tough Stance on Bribes Suffers Setback

From the Miami-Dade "Daily Business Review" Paul Calli won an acquittal at trial for a former Sunrise executive who faced trial with other executives in the military and law enforcement products industry. United States District Court Judge for the District of Columbia Richard J. Leon...

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