In the News Today - May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

UN Bribery Trial Tees Up Questions on FCPA: A trial set for this week “sets the stage for a judge to consider unique questions about the scope of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other U.S. bribery laws.” The case, which accuses a Chinese businessman of bribing U.N. officials, will be particularly noteworthy regarding “what evidence the government will bring and whether the judge will find it legally sufficient to support the charges, particularly after the U.S. Supreme Court’s McDonnell ruling,” which held that it is illegal to pay a government official in direct exchange for a “formal exercise of governmental power.” (Law360)