DOJ and SEC sometimes let firms investigate their own bribery

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The U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission routinely allow companies suspected of paying bribes overseas to conduct their own investigations and share their findings with the government. The people who conduct these private investigations decide what evidence law-enforcement officials see. Lawyers who represent companies in negotiating fines and penalties with the government sometimes participate in the investigations. Full story here