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Read frequently asked questions about international corruption, such as bribery, money laundering and the anti-corruption laws that encourage, reward, and protect whistleblowers who anonymously report.

  • What is Money Laundering? Close-up of Rolls of $100's Being Laundered

What is Money Laundering?

Money laundering is the process of taking large amounts of illegally obtained funds and making their source seem legitimate. Money earned through criminal activity is considered “dirty,” and through money laundering it becomes “clean.” Once cleaned, the money can be used without being traced back to the criminal activities it originated from.

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - Female Not Accepting Bribe

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a U.S. law that prohibits the payment of anything of value to foreign government officials in order to obtain a business advantage. The FCPA also requires publicly traded corporations to make and keep accurate books and records.

  • Filing Anti Money Laundering Claims

How to File Anti-Money Laundering Claims

Filing a reward claim based on AML violations is extremely complex, as there are at least three reward laws that may be applicable to the claim, and each has separate filing rules. Continue reading to get a short and concise overview of the filing process.

  • DOJ FCPA Guidance - Trader Looking at Commodities on Laptop

DOJ FCPA Guidance on Foreign Securities and Commodities Violations

In March 2019, the CFTC issued an Enforcement Advisory indicating that, for the first time, it would be focusing investigative resources on foreign corruption as it relates to violations of the Commodity Exchange Act. As an activity regulated by the CFTC, commodities-related foreign corruption now falls within the gambit of violations for which a whistleblower may be eligible for an award should their tip lead to a successful enforcement action.

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