The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a federal law established in 1977 by the Congress that prohibits the bribing of international companies and foreign officials. Under this program, overseas corporations operating in the U.S. must also maintain a high standard of accounting by having accurate financial and business records. Whistleblowers who want to expose any fraudulent activity involving offshore companies should do so through the FCPA.