IRS Joins FCPA Enforcement

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At the recent ACI FCPA Boot camp, held in Houston, there was an interesting new angle presented in the enforcement panel. Clarissa Balmaseda, a special agent in charge of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) criminal investigation, joined Nathaniel B. Edmonds, Assistant Chief from the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Fraud Section – Criminal Division, and Jason Rose, Senior Attorney, FCPA Specialization Unit, a representative from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in discussing the most current Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement trends. This was the first time I had seen an IRS agent participate in a FCPA conference on behalf of the US government.

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