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Question: Bryerly, a U.S. sales representative for

Bryerly, a U.S. sales representative for a U.S. firm, Zoom Airplane Company, was attempting to close a deal with a foreign government for the purchase of 14 jet reconnaissance planes. He knew that competitors from two other countries were also bidding for the contract. Eager for the business, he offered a bribe to the government official who would be instrumental in making the decision.
a. Can Bryerly be prosecuted under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?
b. If salespersons from other countries can bribe officials, and those from the United States cannot, are the U.S.-based personnel arguably at a competitive disadvantage?
c. Are there other inducements Bryerly could legally offer the official?


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