ROLE OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
One of the most important breakthroughs in fighting foreign corruption was the change in the definition of whistleblower under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other similar laws. The whistleblower no longer must to be an "insider" and need not ever publicly "blow the whistle."
The definition of whistleblower was expanded to include an "analyst." The "analyst" can take information from a variety of sources, including a whistleblower, and file the rewards claim. The "analyst" can be an employee or a representative of a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) devoted to anti-corruption or other public interest missions.
In this manner, an NGO can work with whistleblowers and other local residents who have information about bribery and corruption. The NGO then becomes a clearing house for presenting effective claims. The rewards, which can be in the millions of U.S. dollars, would then be paid to the "analyst" whom, through contractual agreements, may provide the reward money back to the NGO for its anti-corruption assistance and advice and/or provide compensation to the original sources of the information.
The "analyst" can file claims anonymously and confidentialy.
OBTAIN LEGAL ASSISTANCE
Individuals who have information concerning the payment of bribes to foreign officials in ANY nation are strongly advised to seek legal representation to determine whether they may qualify for a reward. Those who wish to confidentially report violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act may utilize a special intake form.
All communications are deemed attorney client privileged to the fullest extent of U.S. law (NOTE: All requests must be sent in English).
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