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Bribery of Foreign Officials

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), enacted in 1977, prohibits U.S. companies and certain foreign entities from bribing foreign officials to obtain or retain business.  It is illegal to offer, pay, promise to pay, or authorize the payment of money or anything of value to a foreign official, foreign political party, or candidate for the purpose of influencing any act or decision in their official capacity. The SEC is responsible for FCPA enforcement.  Whistleblowers can recover under the SEC’s whistleblower program for reporting violations of the FCPA.

Economic Sanctions

The Anti-Money Laundering Whistleblower Improvement Act (the “Whistleblower Improvement Act” or “Act”), enacted on Dec. 29, 2022, amended the Bank Secrecy Act to expand the coverage of the anti-money laundering rewards program to cover violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), the Trading with the Enemy Act (TWEA), and the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. 

Canada’s Offshore Tax Informant Program (OTIP)

Canada pays discretionary rewards for information about offshore tax evasion

Korea Tax Whistleblower Rewards

Korea pays rewards to whistleblowers reporting offshore accounts or other tax violations.

Ontario Securities and Exchange Commission Whistleblower Program

Ontario pays rewards for information on violations of the province’s securities laws.


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