If there was ever a question about energy traders and FCPA risk, a recent FCPA enforcement action against Vitol answers it once and for all. Tom Fox outlines the bribery schemes and corruption in Mexico and Ecuador, as well as the penalties assessed. Interestingly, this action marks the DOJ’s first coordinated FCPA resolution with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
Tom details lessons for the compliance practitioner regarding the CFTC’s involvement and anti-trust compliance broadly.
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