1. What steps could Bourke have taken to be sure that he was not involved in FCPA violations?
2. If bribery is a normal way of economic life in some parts of the world, how might the FCPA impact the competitiveness of American companies?
Bourke was approached by Kozeny about participating in an investment opportunity that would lead to the purchase of a state owned oil company in Azerbaijan (SOCAR). Kozeny, dubbed the Pirate of Prague by Fortune magazine, was an entrepreneur known for his crooked transactions during a similar privatization effort in the Czech Republic’s reforms in the mid-1990s.