Category: Business Crimes Investigations & Compliance

Karigar Receives Three Years in Landmark Corruption Sentencing

May 26, 2014

  OVERVIEW   On May 23, 2014, Nazir Karigar was sentenced to three years in prison for offering to bribe foreign officials contrary to section 3(1)(b) of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). This is the first time that an individual convicted under the CFPOA has been sentenced and the first time that a jail term has been handed out….

Canada’s First Foreign Bribery Trial Results in First Conviction of an Individual

August 19, 2013

IntroductionOn August 15, 2013, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice convicted Nazir Karigar of offering bribes contrary to section 3(1)(b) of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). This is the first trial decision of a charge under the CFPOA, and the first conviction against an individual. In the course of convicting Mr. Karigar, the Court affirmed a number of interesting and potentially important…