Well, if you put it that way, let’s go.
Spitzer argues that New Corp is liable under the the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Established in 1977, the Act holds that US companies can be prosecuted for bribery and corrupt practices in foreign countries.
Before we continue, note that News Corp headquarters are in the United States and that the company is listed in US markets.
The rampant violations of British law alleged—payments to cops to influence ongoing investigations and the hacking of phones—are sufficient predicates for the Justice Department to investigate. Indeed, the facts as they are emerging are a case study for why the FCPA was enacted. We do not want companies whose headquarters are here—as News Corp.’s is—or that are listed on our financial exchanges—as News Corp. is—polluting the waters of international commerce with illegal behavior.
QED: What Spitzer is really saying, “Prosecute the bastards.”
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