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What is the purpose of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 makes it unlawful for businesses and individuals to make payments to foreign government officials in an attempt to seek or retain business. For instance, it would be illegal to pay and bribe the president of a country to obtain his or her support of your technology company over other potential competing companies.

Securities regulator seeks tougher standard on investment fraud

Professionals from myriad industries have unquestionably felt the increased scrutiny of civil regulators and criminal law enforcers in recent years, both at the state and federal levels. An increased national emphasis has clearly emerged concerning the identification and punishment of alleged wrongdoing in the realm of fraud and white collar criminal activity.

Texas regulators focused like a laser on cryptocurrency schemes

Yes, there are legitimate cryptocurrency-linked entities doing business in Texas, say state financial regulators. A ranking securities official notes, though, that “all the toxic companies” vying for public attention make it flatly hard for a consumer to find one.

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Contact Houston White Collar Lawyers for Experienced Representation

If you or your company is under investigation, charged or indicted for federal or state crimes, or you want to ensure future compliance, contact Hilder & Associates, P.C., for more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Houston white collar criminal defense lawyer.

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