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The MPF’s Key Role in the Global Fight against Corruption

Author: Guest Author

Diapositiva1This post was co-authored by Leah Moushey, an associate at Miller & Chevalier Chartered.

Since Operation Car Wash began in 2014, the Ministério Público Federal (“MPF”), Brazil’s federal prosecution service, has emerged as a leader in the global fight against corruption. In addition to its role as the principal entity prosecuting conduct related to Operation Car Wash—Brazil’s largest corruption investigation in history—the MPF has become a trusted and effective partner of U.S. enforcement agencies.

According to a chart published in Miller and Chevalier’s FCPA Winter Review 2017... Read more

The Language of Bribery in Latin America

Author: Guest Author

LanguageThis post was co-authored by Leah Moushey, an associate at Miller & Chevalier.

To run an effective FCPA compliance program in Latin America, it is important to know the terms and phrases used locally to describe bribery. This helps companies identify corruption risks and respond with appropriate compliance strategies. Compliance trainings in the region are more effective when corruption risks can be explained using familiar terminology. Compliance audits and internal investigations can use local bribery terminology in electronic document searches to identify problematic issues.

As part of the 2016 Latin America Corruption Survey, released by Miller & Chevalier and 13 partner law firms throughou... Read more

Anti-Bribery in Brazil: 2016 Year in Review

Author: Carlos Ayres

BrazilYearinReviewA lot has been going on in Brazil in the anti-bribery field. There have been different developments that are noteworthy. This post highlights 5 relevant developments that took place in 2016. Other relevant developments will be summarized in the next post.

Car Wash continues to advance. The Operation Car Wash was initially launched in March 2014. In 2016 alone, 17 special operations were carried out by the Federal Prosecutors task force and 20 criminal charges were filed in connection with corruption, money laundering, conspiracy, and related crimes. In 2015, 15 special operations were carried out and 15 criminal charges were filed. In 2014, 8 special operations were carried out and 17 criminal charges were filled. In total, as of December 2016, the Car Wash resulte... Read more


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