Hong Kong Government Official Charged with Bribing African Authorities

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Hong Kong’s former Secretary of Home Undertakings has been sentenced by a New York City-based court for infringement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and worldwide money laundering charges. He reportedly bribed government authorities in Uganda and Chad in return for business gain for a Chinese multinational of which he was CEO.

The case epitomises the US government’s utilisation of the agency theory of liability as was recently stipulated in US v Hoskins, relying on the Chinese organisation being incorporated in the states, which was thereby a domestic matter.