LOBBYISTS AND POTENTIAL SHUTDOWN. “A federal government shutdown would close some of Washington, D.C.’s most popular attractions and important outposts, but the influence industry won’t even slow down.” Roll Call.
$218 MILLION PENALTY. DOJ announced settlement in a FCPA case here. “JGC Corporation has agreed to pay a $218.8 million criminal penalty to resolve charges related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for its participation in a decade-long scheme to bribe Nigerian government officials to obtain engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts, the Justice Department’s Criminal Division announced today.” It’s in the top ten of FCPA cases of all time. FCPA Blog.
FEC MEETING TODAY. The agenda for today’s public meeting is online here.
FIESTA BOWL ALLEGATIONS. The Post.
THE BALDWIN BOYS AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE. A campaign finance reform proposal brought out Alec Baldwin. USAT. “Actor Alec Baldwin joined Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. John Larson today in unveiling a new campaign-finance bill aimed at getting candidates for Congress to curb their appetite for special-interest money.” No word on Billy’s position on the issue.
NOT GUILTY PLEA IN OKLAHOMA CASE. Story here.
OTAY OK’S LOBBYISTS’ $160K. Story here. “Otay Water District ratepayers, who have seen a 10.9 percent increase in their water bills since January, can expect some of that extra cash to pay district lobbyists to the tune of $160,000 a year.”
HAVE A GREAT DAY.