DOJ leverages Sempra’s lawyers’ work in FCPA case.

I’m not sure if we need to be really worried about this.

Is it truly wrong for the DOJ to work with a company’s lawyers to figure out if there was a violation of the FCPA? My sense is that Sempra wanted to cooperate and the DOJ probably came to an agreement with them once Sempra took action to correct any problems in Mexico and deal with the employees involved. There is likely much more to this story than is described in this article. Perhaps a political shot at Atty Gen. Holder? Comments welcome.

U.S. probe relied heavily on firm’s own investigation, FBI memos show – The Washington Post.

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