With the WSJ now suggesting that payments to police officers are “part of traditional news-gathering” – at least in certain countries – and it suggesting that paying sources for information is “common,” it may be possible that the next FCPA industry sweep will be of the media industry. Previous industry sweeps have included the oil and gas industry, a current sweep of the pharmaceutical / medical device industry that has been active for some time, and a recently initiated sweep of the financial services industry.
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