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Vol 60 No 18

Published 13th September 2019

Backhander back at you

Frustrated by their inability to prosecute the foreign recipients of bribes as well as those that pay them, United States lawmakers are seeking to plug the gap. A bill introduced in the House of Representatives in late July would allow the US to prosecute foreign officials who take bribes, closing a circle of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which only punishes bribe-givers with a connection to the US.

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