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2018 Year in Review: Top Anti-Corruption Enforcement Trends and Developments

Winter 2019, Covington Alert

It was business as usual for FCPA enforcement in 2018. The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) collected a total of $1 billion from seventeen corporate defendants, including through their share of two high-value, multi-jurisdictional enforcement actions. DOJ also announced thirteen new FCPA prosecutions against individuals and used the money laundering and wire fraud statutes to pursue cases against foreign officials and others implicated in cross-border corruption schemes. The SEC, for its part, commenced enforcement actions against three individuals.

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