Scott P. Boylan


This Essay discusses organized crime and corruption in Russia and their effects on US businesses and US foreign policy. This Essay recommends that US businesses operating in Russia take steps to ensure that their local offices and representatives in Russia are not violating the anti-bribery laws of the United States. This Essay also recommends that the US Government create a procedure for Russian and foreign businesses, in cooperation with the Russian Government, for reporting requests for bribes from Russian Government officials. Finally, this Essay recommends that US anti-bribery laws be amended to provide US businesses with the right to commence civil actions against companies and individuals who make illegal bribes to the competitive detriment of US firms.