The Wall Street Journal on 28th October reported that Lawrence Hoskins, a former senior vice-president, was charged in 2013 with helping organise a scheme to bribe Indonesian officials for a $118 million power contract, in violation of the FCPA.  The company resolved its own FCPA case in 2014, but the case against Mr. Hoskins has continued for more than 6 years.  One problem is that Hoskins was a British national who worked in Paris and never set foot in the US during his 3 years at Alstom.  Another is that he argues that he did not work for the Connecticut subsidiary involved and that his job in part consisted of approving requests by Alstom subsidiaries to hire outside consultants.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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