Canadian Anti-Corruption Enforcement Ramps Up with First CFPOA Sentence and Three More Charged

In another move signaling a stepped-up Canadian anti-bribery enforcement regime, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has charged three former Cryptometrics executives, two American and one British, with violating the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), the Canadian analog to the FCPA.  These charges follow the May 2014 sentencing of Nazir Karigar to three years in prison for CFPOA violations related to the same case.  Karigar’s was the first conviction under the 1999 law, which was amended and strengthened last year, and the sentencing decision provides insight into how Canadian courts treat corruption.  See “The Essentials of the New Canadian Anti-Corruption Requirements,” The FCPA Report, Vol. 2, No. 6 (Mar. 20, 2013).

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