Posted: April 17th, 2017
Are the actions undertaken by the companies or individuals in the following scenarios legal or illegal pursuant to U. S. law? Please explain each of your answers.
A wire transfer of $200,000 to the Minister of Contracting of Gambia made by Bordeaux Builders, Inc., a French corporation, and originating from its corporate headquarters in New York in order to secure a construction contract,
2. A birthday card and bottle of Californian wine sent annually by Woody Pulp, the chief executive officer of Pacific Paper Products, Inc., a U. S. corporation, to his long-standing friend who is the Director of Government Procurement for the Japanese government.
3. A cash payment of $100 made by an agent of Chicago Chemicals Co., a U. S. corporation, to a processing clerk in the Chilean Office of Business Licensing in order to expedite consideration of CCC’s application for authority to conduct business operations in Chile,
4. A cash payment of $250,000 made by Durdy Coal, Inc., a U. S. corporation, to DCI’s agent with the instruction, “put this to good use on DCI’s behalf,” which in turn is paid to the State Importation Officer of the People’s Republic of China in order to secure a Chinese import license
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