Defending Those Facing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Charges
Business practices abroad are often very different from those in the United States. In certain nations, paying or bribing foreign officials to gain entry into a market is an accepted part of doing business. While these nations may encourage bribery, the United States government seeks to deter it via the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Enacted in 1977 and substantially revised in 1988, FCPA prohibits American corporations and individuals from paying foreign officials to obtain or maintain business.
If a federal law enforcement agency is investigating you or your company for FCPA violations, the lawyer you choose in your defense can have a significant impact in how your case is resolved. Attorney Dan C. Guthrie Jr. can help defend businesses in Texas and throughout the United States from FCPA charges and navigate the complexities of handling these types of cases. As a former federal prosecutor, Mr. Guthrie knows what it takes to make a compelling case that makes it more difficult for state and federal prosecutors to indict his clients on a specific crime.
Dan Guthrie will work relentlessly to analyze the evidence and develop strong case theories to show why the prosecution cannot prove some part of the government’s case.
Penalties For FCPA Violations
Those found guilty of FCPA charges could face the following consequences:
- Fines between $10,000 to $2 million
- Five years in prison
Not only are there criminal penalties for these types of charges, there can be reputational ones as well. Having an FCPA related charge on your record could prevent you from advancing in your career and hurt your reputation in professional circles. With this in mind, it’s important you work with a lawyer who understands the penalties you could face. Mr. Guthrie has a thorough understanding of these penalties and can help defend you against these charges and shield your professional persona from long-term harm.
Preventing An Indictment Is Critical
While FCPA charges can be severe, it’s possible to handle serious accusations before you’re indicted. Avoiding indictment can save you time and money in your case and potentially save you from more substantial criminal penalties. Speak with Mr. Guthrie today to learn how and if you can avoid indictment regarding your FCPA violations.
Law Offices of Dan C. Guthrie, Jr., Can Handle FCPA Cases For Clients And Their Employers
With substantial experience on both sides of these cases, Dan is familiar with the resources available to government attorneys and with the investigative tactics and legal strategies they employ. If an indictment can’t be avoided, Dan will explore all possible resolutions, including taking a case to trial. While he can’t predict that exact outcome of your case, Mr. Guthrie has the experience and diligence necessary to help you effectively fight FCPA charges, as well as any other white collar criminal charges you may face.
Schedule an initial consultation by emailing him today.