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FIFA Case Shows the Long Arm of US Foreign Bribery Laws

The FIFA indictments of 2015 and the Salt Lake City Olympic Committee scandal of 1998 share an important characteristic: both were the targets of a corruption investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice. The FIFA indictments triggered cries of outrage against the U.S. Justice Department from some quarters for overstepping its bounds. But for U.S. legal scholars, an indictment boils down to two questions:  Was a crime committed on U.S. soil?  Secondly, is there a basis for...

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