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Thomas Fox Contributing Editor

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Bill Waite Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets Contributing Editor

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FCPA Blog Daily News

Sunday
Sep232018

Job: Chief Compliance Officer

Job Title: Chief Compliance Officer

Employer: Orica Limited

Location: Melbourne, Brisbane, or Singapore

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Friday
Sep212018

Is compliance failing?

During most interviews, I'm asked this question or something like it: More companies than ever have compliance programs. Yet huge scandals keep making headlines. What gives?

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Thursday
Sep202018

Job: Senior Asset Recovery Specialist – Mozambique

Job Title: Senior Asset Recovery Specialist – Mozambique

Employer: Basel Institute on Governance

Location: Mozambique

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Thursday
Sep202018

Keenan and Trahar: Uncovering the link between revenue recognition problems and the FCPA 

An analysis of corporate disclosures of enforcement actions and internal investigations highlights the increased risk that those who are investigating other forms of fraud, for example accounting fraud, may find a regulator’s interests expanding beyond the initial scope into areas of corruption.

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Wednesday
Sep192018

India construction company faked experience in World Bank bid

The World Bank debarred an Indian construction services company Wednesday for faking past experience in the bidding process for a road project in India.  

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Wednesday
Sep192018

Bonifassi and Chatelin: France has DPAs, but needs more guidance

The French government enacted the law commonly known as Loi Sapin II, paving the way for out-of-court settlements, on December 9, 2016. And the French Ministry of Justice issued regulatory guidelines on the subject on January 31 this year.

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Wednesday
Sep192018

Job: Consultant, Governance & Transparency

Job Title: Consultant, Governance & Transparency

Employer: The B Team

Location: Flexible (New York, London, Berlin)

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Wednesday
Sep192018

Richard Bistrong: The compliance community is shaped by common challenges

At an event last week in London, one of my co-panelists was Brian Saulnier, a partner at K&L Gates. More than ten years ago he was part of an outside team, engaged by my former employer, to look into my illegal conduct, including the United Nations bribery investigation, among other allegations.

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Tuesday
Sep182018

Company promises investors 2x payback if there's an FCPA investigation

An investment vehicle for a technology acquisition company made a disclosure to its investors Monday: If we're investigated for bribery, you can redeem shares for 200 percent of what you bought them for. 

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Tuesday
Sep182018

Scott Shaffer: Due diligence isn't nice to have, it's a must have

After reviewing the FCPA Blog's post, “When do issuers disclose their FCPA problems?” which focused  on the seven resolved FCPA cases during the first half of 2018, I also examined each of the enforcement actions with a specific goal of determining the impact of due diligence in these cases.

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Tuesday
Sep182018

Daniel Patrick Wendt: Did the DOJ give SocGen an unofficial discount?

On June 5, Société Générale SA (or SocGen) agreed to settle Libya-related corruption allegations in a coordinated resolution with U.S. and French authorities. As part of the settlement, the company entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the Department of Justice over FCPA charges, while one of its subsidiaries, SGA Société Générale Acceptance NV, pled guilty on a count of conspiring to violate the FCPA. 

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Monday
Sep172018

Kleptocurrency: $16 million seized from Equatorial Guinea VP in Brazil

Police in Brazil confiscated a bag of luxury watches and cash from Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue and his entourage after their private plane landed at an airport near Sao Paulo. 

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