First-ever conviction of a corporation under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act supports U.S. government's expansive interpretation of the term "foreign official"

The government of the United States in recent years has increased its enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which prohibits bribery of non-U.S. public officials for commercial advantage. The 10 May 2011 conviction of Lindsey Manufacturing Company marks the first conviction of a corporation under the FCPA. Notably, the conviction supports the U.S. Government's expansive interpretation of the term "foreign official" to include managers and employees of state-owned enterprises.

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