Increase in fines from Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Fines paid by companies due to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in 2007 total $87 Million. In 2009, fines paid to the US Justice Department and the SEC increased to $627 Million, and in the first two months of 2010, the amount paid in fines doubled to $1.2 Billion.

(Corruption in the United States and other countries.)

Source:  Ken Stier, “U.S. Cashes In on Corporate Corruption Overseas,” Time, April 7, 2010.