In this module, we will analyze the Chiquita Banana terrorism case and apply legal, ethical, and international perspectives, as well as analyze the managerial and public policy implications of Chiquita’s actions.
•Background - Chiquita Banana Terrorism Case
•Ethical …show more content…
4.The obstruction of justice—As Chiquita self-reported the violations and was active afterwards, the obstruction of justice was not a major point in the legal case.
5.The existence of an effective compliance and ethics program—Although public companies are required to have ethics programs under the 2002 Sarbannes-Oxley legislation, the presence of one at Chiquita did not figure much into the sentencing that it received.
6.Self-Reporting, Cooperation, or Acceptance of Responsibility—There is some ambiguity in regards to this factor. The SCL would argue that Chiquita’s sentence should be lighter due to the fact that they reported themselves. On the other hand, in the Department of Justice’s opinion, by continuing to make the payments to AUC, Chiquita was not cooperating or accepting responsibility.
Ultimately, the determinations of the SLC were just recommendations whereas it was the court’s ruling that stuck. As part of a plea deal, Chiquita was charged with one count of knowingly “Engaging in Transactions with a Specially Designated Terrorist Group” and ordered to pay a $25 million fine. In its ruling, the court