FIFA Reversal Signals Limits to DOJ’s Role as World’s Bribery Cop
October 12, 2023 | New York Law Journal
A recent decision tossing a guilty verdict in deference to the Supreme Court’s skepticism of broad readings of the federal wire fraud statutes, United States v. Full Play Group, S.A., may substantially curtail U.S. efforts to police foreign commercial bribery. In Full Play, the latest ruling out of the Eastern District of New York in the long running FIFA saga, Judge Pamela Chen vacated defendants’ convictions based on SCOTUS’s decisions in Ciminelli v. United States and Percoco v. United States. In their latest article, Morvillo Abramowitz partners Robert J. Anello and Richard F. Albert discuss the effects Full Play may have on the prosecution of foreign commercial bribery, and other forms of misconduct prosecuted under the wire fraud statutes.
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