Earlier this year, two senior executives, frustrated with the high customs duties imposed on their imports into Haiti, took matters into their own hands. They paid off a few Haitian officials. The Department of Justice looked into the matter and now one executive has been sentenced to 37 months in prison and the other to 63 months.

In another case, a company carrying out due diligence as part of an acquisition uncovered questionable payments and required the target company to report them to the government. The target promised to cooperate fully in the government’s investigation, but the sale fell through, their share price plummeted, they paid a record-breaking $28.5 million fine and now face a shareholder lawsuit.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]