PPE Speaker Series: “The FBI’s Fight Against Foreign Corruption” with Jeff Coleman
November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
On June 3, 2021, the White House issued a National Security Study Memorandum establishing the fight against corruption as a core United States national security interest. The presentation will offer an overview of the FBI’s International Corruption Unit, the laws it enforces, and the partnerships it has forged to address this interest. The presentation will then offer a case study of global efforts to investigate billions of dollars misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), a Malaysian sovereign development fund, and funneled to foreign government officials and their associates. The presentation will detail the actors who committed this theft, the professionals who enabled it, the celebrities entangled in it, and the harm caused to the Malaysian people.
Jeffrey Coleman is a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in the International Corruption Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he is responsible for the management of the FBI’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Program. SSA Coleman previously led international corruption investigations in FBI field offices in Washington and Los Angeles for more than a decade. Prior to entering on duty with the FBI, SSA Coleman served as a local government attorney and judicial law clerk in Virginia. He graduated from the University of North Carolina and the University of Virginia School of Law.