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What to make of Canada’s proposed deferred prosecution agreements

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 @ 2:46 PM | By Anne Lefever and Adam Marcu

Imagine this: new management of a Canadian construction company (Company A) discovers unusual payments that the former chief financial officer authorized to a company wholly owned by the Minister of Infrastructure of a developing country (Country A). Shortly after the payments were made, Company A won a lucrative contract to build a new road in Country A. New management suspects that the payments may have been bribes, but decides not to investigate: why risk a criminal investigation when regulators might not even notice the transactions?...