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Russia International Bribery Whistleblower Lawyer Works With International Whistleblowers, Russian Advokats, Solicitors, Barristers, and other Lawyers Around the World to Anonymously Expose Illegal Bribery Schemes and Collect Large Financial Rewards for Whistleblowers by International Russia Bribery Whistleblower Lawyer and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Advokat Jason Coomer

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By working with a lawyer, Russian whistleblowers can expose corruption and collect financial rewards.

Russian whistleblowers, international professionals, and employees of multinational corporations can earn large financial rewards by anonymously exposing significant bribery schemes, money laundering schemes, and other forms of international corruption. The SEC and CFTC use anonymous bounty actions to target international corruption that impacts the global finacnial markets. More specifically, these bounty actions target market manipulation schemes, bribes for government contracts, money laundering, and other illegal conduct. Russia International Bribe Whistleblower Jason Coomer handles international bounty actions including Russia bounty actions. He commonly works with international professionals as well as Russian Advokats and International Solicitors to expose corruption and collect large financial rewards. The bounty actions require original information and must be significant.

If you are aware of a significant Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) violation or other illegal schemes, please feel free to contact Russian Government Whistleblower Lawyer, Jason Coomer via e-mail message or use our contact form.

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Bounty Actions Target Russian Bribery Scheme, Illegal Kickbacks and Slush Funds, Money Laundering, Shell Corporations, and other Russian Government Corruption

Russia has long been known as a country where government corruption is prevalent and bribes are necessary to obtain business and contracts. Even today, decades after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Russian government corruption is a significant issue for the government, economy, and large multinational corporations seeking to do business there.

According to Transparency International's Bribe Payers Index, Russia commonly is considered one of the most corrupt countries in the world. The Transparency International bribe payers indexes rank the likelihood of companies from 28 leading economies to win business abroad by paying bribes. As such, according to the survey, it is most likely that a foreign corporation will pay a bribe to obtain business in Russia, than any other country surveyed. This research and many experts on the Russian economy, believe that Russia has institutionalized corruption that dates back generations and this Russian government corruption will be difficult to change.

Russia Does Have Anti-Corruption Laws

Despite this history of corruption, Russia has and is making progress in enacting laws. In some instances, Russia also works with the international community to develop new anticorruption laws to prevent institutionalized bribes, kickbacks, and other corruptions. Russia has ratified the United Nations Convention against Corruption, a comprehensive anti-corruption pact that seeks to ensure that State Parties take steps to prevent corruption within their public and private sectors. The U.N. Convention provides a solid legal framework for any country serious about combating corruption.

United States SEC, CFTC, and DOJ Are Targeting Illegal Actions That Take Place In Russia and Come Out of Russia That Impact the Global Economy Including Russian Bribes, Russian Illegal Kickbacks and other Russian Government Corruption

The United States Security Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC), and Department of Justice (DOJ) are working to detect illegal conduct originating from Russia or taking place in Russia that impact the global financial markets. These agencies use anonymous bounty actions to encourage high end whistleblowers with specialized knowledge of bribery and other illegal acts to expose illegal acts.

These agencies have identified several billion dollars in FCPA violations and have imposed billions in fines. They have also paid hundreds of millions in bounty action rewards.

International Russian Whistleblowers Are Encouraged to Expose Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prohibits bribery of foreign officials by U.S. companies and foreign companies listed on the U.S. securities exchange. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) also requires such companies to maintain accurate books and records. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Whistleblowers that properly report violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act by a U.S. or foreign companies listed on the U.S. securities exchanges can recover a large reward for exposing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations.

Russian whistleblowers, multinational corporation employee whistleblowers, and other persons with evidence of Russian government corruption can work anonymously to expose violations. More specifically, these whistleblowers are encouraged to work confidentially with a international whistleblower lawyer. The lawyer then works with the agency to clearly define the illegal conduct, help the agency impose a large fine, and recovery a large reward for the whistleblower.

CFTC and SEC Bounty Actions Require Original Information or Evidence of Significant Illegal Conduct

Evidence of government corruption will usually include proof of illegal payments, accounting information, bank statements, video, e-mail messages, contracts, and false certifications. Further, these corruption scams can often be very sophisticated and include multiple companies through joint ventures and subsidiaries. Typically a combination of evidence and insider knowledge is needed to expose the government corruption.

FCPA violations by U.S. Businesspersons and Associated Foreign Corporations in Russia

Included in this increased enforcement, the United States Department of Justice is investigating and enforcing FCPA violations by U.S. businesspersons conducting business abroad. They are also pursuing foreign executives who work for U.S. corporations or for foreign corporations that trade on U.S. exchanges, as well as the foreign corporations themselves. Thus, any Russian citizen working for an American company in Russia or for a Russian company that trades on an American exchange, as well as any Russian company that trades on such an exchange, are also within the reach of the United States Department of Justice and may be subject to prosecution for FCPA violations. The United States Department of Justice is also bringing charges against foreign officials under U.S. money laundering statutes, alleging that those officials laundered the proceeds of foreign bribery through U.S. financial institutions.

United States Department of Justice Money Laundering, Government Corruption, and Collection Efforts

Corruption has particularly harmful effects on emerging economies that need foreign investment for developing domestic industries and building infrastructures. When a developing country’s public officials routinely abuse their power for personal gain, the people of that country suffer. Roads are not built, schools lie in ruin, basic public services go unprovided and/or inferior and dangerous infrastructures are built at higher than necessary costs. When corruption takes hold in any nation, its political institutions tend to lose legitimacy, threatening democratic stability and the rule of law. Corruption undermines the health of international markets, stifles competition and repells foreign investment. Moreover, government corruption is a “gateway crime,” allowing money laundering, gang violence, terrorism and other crimes to thrive.

The United States Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section has initiated a Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative, which is designed to target and recover the proceeds of foreign official corruption that have been laundered into or through the United States. In November of 2009, at the Global Forum on Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity, in Qatar, Attorney General Holder pledged to redouble the United States’ commitment to recovering foreign corruption proceeds. The Kleptocracy Initiative represents a concrete step toward fulfilling that commitment; and once the initiative is fully implemented, it will allow the Justice Department to recover assets on behalf of countries victimized by high-level corruption.

Slush Funds, Illegal Bribes, Illegal Kickbacks, and Illegal Gifts

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prohibits the offer or making of payments or giving anything of value to any foreign official when the payment is intended to influence a desired action; induce an act in violation of a lawful duty; cause a person to refrain from acting in violation of a lawful duty; secure any improper advantage; or influence the decision of a government or instrumentality. These prohibitions preclude payments that are unlawful under the laws of the country in which payment was made; payments that are not legitimate expenses directly related to the promotion, demonstration or explanation of the company’s product or services; and payments that are not made in accordance with a contract between the company and a foreign entity. These prohibitions also include third party actions where the company knows that a payment or a gift will be provided to a government official or agency for the purpose of obtaining a contract or business.

Giving anything of value can include cash, slush funds, kickbacks, tax benefits, information and promises of future employment, scholarships, discounts, entertainment, travel expenses and insurance benefits. FCPA bribery is an illegal offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of any item of value to influence the actions of an official or other person in charge of a public or legal duty. The bribe is the gift bestowed to influence the recipient's conduct. It may be any money, good, right in action, property, preferment, privilege, emolument, object of value, advantage, or merely a promise or undertaking to induce or influence the action, vote, or influence of a person in an official or public capacity. Evidence of illegal bribes often include accounting records, bank records, business contracts, and e-mail correspondence.

The CFTC and SEC are Targeting Illegal Oil and Gas Contract Bribes and Oil and Gas Market Manipulation

Russia has vast natural resources including the world’s largest natural gas reserves; the second largest coal reserves; and eighth largest crude oil reserves. For this reason, the CFTC is especially interested in any oil and gas market manipulations. The SEC is also especially interested in any bribes paid by oil companies to obtain Russia Drilling Contracts. Thus, whistleblowers with knowledge of significant market manipulations in the commodity market or large Russia oil contract bribes, can earn tens of millions of dollars for anonymously exposing this illegal conduct.

Bribes, slush fund payments, and illegal kickbacks to government officials in the Oil and Gas Energy industries for Drilling Leases and contracts are potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and can be the basis for bounty actions. International petroleum employees including petroleum accountants, executives, and other oil company employees with original information of significant violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act are encouraged to anonymously expose this illegal conduct.

Multinational Oil Companies Paying Illegal Bribes Can Be the Basis For Large Financial Rewards

Multinational Oil Companies that pay illegal kickbacks and bribes to government officials and former government officials in exchange for drilling contracts, pipeline contracts, oil leases, offshore drilling, mining contracts, and other large building projects can be brought to justice and made to pay large penalties under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The whistleblowers that bring these corporations to justice may be able to collect large economic rewards under the Securities Exchange Act (SEC Whistleblower Bounty Actions) and the Commodity Exchange Act (CFTC Whisteblower Bounty Actions).

The Whistleblower may be entitled to not only the amount of the illegal bribe or kickback, but the benefit of the illegal bribe or kickback. In cases where $100,000.00 bribe is made to obtain a $100 million pipeline, the Whistleblower may be entitled to 10 to 30% of the $100,000,000.00 and the $100,000.00 translating into a $10 million to $30 million award for blowing the whistle on illegal fraud.

Russia International Whistleblower Lawyer Represents International Whistleblowers Who Want to Anonymously Expose Illegal Conduct and Collect Large Rewards

Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and SEC Whistleblower Incentive Program, whistleblowers with original and specialized knowledge and evidence of corporate bribes of government officials and illegal kickbacks to government agents are eligible to recover large economic awards. By gathering this evidence and going through a lawyer, these whistleblowers can protect their identity through the process and potentially collect large rewards of 10% to 30% of the monetary sanctions including disgorged funds. If you are aware of an illegal bribe or illegal kickback that was used to secure a large contract, please feel free to contact Russian Government Whistleblower Lawyer, Jason Coomer via e-mail message or use our contact form about a potential SEC Whistleblower Incentive Program Action or other Whistleblower Bounty Action.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) applies to “issuers” (U.S. and foreign companies listed on U.S. securities exchanges and their employees); “domestic concerns,” which run the gamut of business entities organized under U.S. laws or with their principal place of business in the United States; the officers, directors, employees, and agents of those U.S. business entities (irrespective of nationality); U.S. citizens; U.S. resident aliens; “any person,” including all foreign persons, who commit an act in furtherance of a foreign bribe while in the United States, and U.S. businesses and nationals acting abroad. A Company must require all of its affiliated companies and all of their employees to comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Russia International Bribe Whistleblower Reward Lawyer Works With Russian Advokats, Solicitors, Barristers, and other Lawyers Around the World to Expose Illegal Bribery Schemes and Collect Financial Rewards

As a Russia International Whistleblower Reward Lawyer, Jason S. Coomer commonly works with International Whistleblowers from around the world. More specifically, he works with international professionals from a variety of business sectors. He also commonly works with other powerful international lawyers to handle large international lawsuits. Further, he handles several different types of whistleblower reward lawsuits including Defense Contractor Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits and Government Contractor Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits. He also handles Whistleblower Reward Lawsuits (Medicare, Medicaid, and Healthcare Fraud), Confidential Financial Analyst Whistleblower Reward Lawsuits, and other whistleblower recovery lawsuits.

If you are the original source with special knowledge of fraud and are interested in learning more about a Potential lawsuit, SEC, or FCPA or other large whistleblower recovery lawsuit, please feel free to please feel free to contact Russian Government Whistleblower Lawyer, Jason Coomer via e-mail message or use our contact form about a potential action.

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