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scenarios legal or illegal pursuant to U. S. law

Are the actions undertaken by the companies or individuals in the following scenarios legal or illegal pursuant to U. S. law? Please explain each of your answers.

Scenario # 1
A cash payment of $100 made by an agent of Chicago Chemicals Co., a U. S. corporation, to a processing clerk in the Chilean Office of Business Licensing in order to expedite consideration of CCC's application for authority to conduct business operations in Chile

Scenario # 2
A cash payment of $250,000 made by Durdy Coal, Inc., a U. S. corporation, to DCI's agent with the instruction, รข??put this to good use on DCI's behalf, which in turn is paid to the State Importation Officer of the People's Republic of China in order to secure a Chinese import license

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Legal or Illegal pursuant to US law

Are the actions undertaken by the companies or individuals in the following scenarios legal or illegal pursuant to U. S. law? Please explain each of your answers.

Scenario # 1

A cash payment of $100 made by an agent of Chicago Chemicals Co., a U. S. corporation, to a processing clerk in the Chilean Office of Business Licensing in order to expedite consideration of CCCs application for authority to conduct business operations in Chile
The action according to the US law is illegal. The applicable law is the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977. Since ...

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