Foreign and Corrupt Practices

Friday, July 15, 2011


Suspicions that News Corp misdeeds may have extended across the Atlantic heated up this week. A growing chorus of politicians called for investigations, even urging the FBI to look into whether Murdoch’s papers hacked the phones of 9/11 victims. News Corp may have already broken a U.S. law, however, though in a less sensational way. That law is the Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act, and it prohibits companies that are publicly traded in the United States from bribing foreign officials. Pulitzer Prize winning ProPublica reporter Jake Bernstein explains.

Comments [1]

The Supreme Court says Corporations have the same rights as people then why can't a corporation go to jail or suspended from business for a time just like a person.
I have never figured out how a corporation can do anything only the humans running it can make the corporation do anything.

Jul. 17 2011 05:30 PM

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