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Loura Alaverdi Article Calls for Balance in International Corruption Investigations

Articles / October 25, 2016

Partner Loura Alaverdi authored an article published in the October 2016 issue of Financier Worldwide Magazine. The article, titled “The United States Government’s Fight against Global Corruption Does Not Justify the Violation of Due Process Rights,” discusses the federal government’s aggressive prosecution of foreign persons and companies suspected of violating anti-corruption laws. Under current laws, the budget of the Department of Justice (DOJ) is enhanced by a percentage of the forfeitures it secures. Alaverdi discusses the process and writes:

[T]he inherent conflict of interest in the forfeiture laws and the growing number of abuses reported about prosecutors can make these cases look more like a DOJ money grab than legitimate public policy protections for the US economy.

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