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Microsoft Facing U.S. Anti-Corruption Probe Over Software Sales in Hungary

The U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating Microsoft for possible violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) stemming from software sales in Hungary in 2013 and 2014, according to this report from The Wall Street Journal. It’s the latest sign that FCPA enforcement hasn’t waned under the Trump administration despite President Trump’s oft-voiced disdain for the anti-corruption law. 

Other tech companies have come under Justice Department scrutiny since Trump became president, including Uber and OSI Systems, which makes security and inspection systems. In 2014, Hewlett-Packard’s Russia unit pleaded guilty in violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and paid a $59 million fine.

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