Sentencing in Micronesian Bribery Case Highlights DOJ’s Commitment to Individual Prosecutions​​

The DOJ’s May 14, 2019, announcement that Frank James Lyon, the owner of an engineering and consulting company in Hawaii, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for conspiracy to violate the FCPA may indicate that U.S. enforcement authorities will continue to seek individual accountability even when the monetary value of the bribes involved is not particularly substantial. In a throwback to bribery cases of years past, the fact pattern included truck shopping, a jaunt to Las Vegas and spending money. The Anti-Corruption Report takes a closer look. See “DOJ’s Rosenstein and Benczkowski Discuss Individual Accountability, Transparency, Proportionality and the Corporate Enforcement Policy” (Mar. 20, 2019).

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