The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act defines a bribe as anything of value. Payments by companies to foreign leaders or others abroad is a violation of law and could also violate the Federal False Claims Act where U.S.government money is involved. Bribes are bribes even when paid directly or indirectly through foreign subsidiaries or agents. Some of the most substantial whistleblower cases are now arising from foreign bribes. Anyone with original information about such bribes, if presented in the right way, could yield a significant reward of upto 30% of the amount recovered. Whistleblower do not have to be U.S. citizens. JeffreyNewmanLaw is presently handling several whislteblower claims arising out of foreign bribes. If you have original information about such bribes, contact Attorney Newman.