Ontario Court Concludes That Conspiracy to Bribe Violates the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013
On August 15, 2013, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found Mr. Nazir Karigar guilty of violating the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act1 (â€œCFPOAâ€). At the time of the decision, the CFPOA had already been amended by the Fighting Foreign Corruption Act2 (â€œFFCAâ€), which received Royal Assent on June 19, 2013. However, the conduct that led to Mr. Karigar being charged allegedly occurred between 2005 and 2008. As a result, the Karigar case was decided under the prior law. Nevertheless, it still contains valuable insight that will also apply to the current CFPOA.