Fake Middleman Pleads Guilty, the Landmark 72 Building FCPA Saga

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) got involved in a complex investigation that had a mixture of fraud, money laundering and violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The DOJ was able to catch Malcolm Harris who pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos to wire fraud and money laundering charges arising from his role as a middleman in a corrupt scheme to pay millions of dollars in bribes to a foreign official of Qatar – essentially the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and other Qatari officials. This U.S. bribery case had entangled the relatives of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

A Fake Middleman

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