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Chamber’s Pro-Bribery Push Voted Top Corruption Story of the Year
Last Thursday, the Wall Street Journal’s Corruption Currents blog asked readers to vote for the “top corruption story of the year.” Of the eight stories listed, the U.S. Chamber’s push to amend the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to make it easier for U.S. companies to bribe foreign officials garnered an overwhelming 91.5% of the votes, as of this morning (11:27am, 9/27/11):
Clearly, news that the U.S. Chamber - backed by many of the large multinational companies who have been charged under the anti-bribery legislation – is trying, in the words of a recent report, to seemingly give “license to commit pervasive and intentional bribery” takes the cake for corruption.
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