Blog Posts: Criminal Law

FIFA corruption scandal raises unique issues in extradition law

The FIFA scandal raises novel issues in the law of extradition and in U.S. courts' extraterritorial jurisdiction.
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No Comments | Posted by Joseph A. Fleishman on Sun. January 24, 2016 7:56 AM
Categories: Conflict of Laws, Corruption, Criminal Law, Extradition, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts), United States

Japan: Safest Country or Lenient Criminal Law

A Japanese man, Hideyuki Noguchi, was charged with incapacitated rape of 39 women. The police confirmed 39 rapes, but Noguchi confessed there were 100 victims. However, there is no life in prison sentence in the Japanese legal system. Noguchi will at most have to serve 30 years in prison. The maximum sentencing guidelines applicable to Noguchi highlights a deficiency of the Japanese legal system.


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Posted by Madeleine M. Pfefferle (Maddi) on Mon. March 2, 2015 5:37 PM
Categories: Criminal Law, Japan

Historic Settlement under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Alstom S.A., a French power and transportation company, has pleaded guilty to charges that it bribed government officials across Africa and Asia. The corresponding criminal penalty of more than $772 million is the ever assessed under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.


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Posted by Maria R. Mendoza on Tue. January 27, 2015 12:11 PM
Categories: Corruption, Criminal Law, France

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