Siccing FCPA on Murdoch?

by Walter Olson on March 8, 2012

The financial press has been speculating that the police-payoff scandal that has engulfed some of Rupert Murdoch’s British properties will provide fodder for a U.S. prosecution under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Alison Frankel, Reuters: “In an age of limited resources, I’m not convinced that our government should be bending and twisting the FCPA to make a case against News Corp, however sexy and high-profile that case would be. Remember, just about every FCPA case we’ve seen in the recent flurry of prosecutions has involved alleged bribes of officials in countries with inadequate anti-corruption enforcement systems.” More: Bainbridge.


1 Walter Olson 03.08.12 at 10:00 am

In response to the reader inquiry about “sicking” vs. “sicking,” by the way, most sources now indicate that either form is in acceptable use.

2 John Burgess 03.08.12 at 10:11 am

I’m happy with ‘siccing’ here. The alternative brings in images I’d rather avoid.

3 D 03.08.12 at 2:36 pm

“in countries with inadequate anti-corruption enforcement systems”
Like the US?

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