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FCPA Blog Daily News

Friday
Feb152019

Cognizant pays $25 million to resolve FCPA charges, two former execs indicted

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation agreed to pay $25 million to settle FCPA charges with the SEC, and two of the company’s former executives were charged Friday by the DOJ for paying bribes to an Indian government official.

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Friday
Feb152019

Finding friendship after prison

Dick Cassin, left, and Richard Bistrong discuss the FCPA in NYC in 2016When I was released from prison in December 2013, one of my first digital activities was an on-line search of FCPA reporting in general and the Africa Sting case (where I was the DOJ cooperator) specifically.

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Friday
Feb152019

New Brazil bill seeks to add NPAs and whistleblower rewards

Earlier this month, the Brazilian Minister of Justice Sergio Moro presented a bill proposing an "anticrime package," establishing “measures against corruption, organized crime and crimes committed with serious violence.”

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Thursday
Feb142019

Who's to blame? The bad apple or the barrel?

According to the recently published EY Global Fraud Survey 2018, only 22 percent of respondents said that integrity is an individual responsibility. The remainder believe the primary responsibility for ensuring integrity sits with other groups in the organization including management (41 percent), the board (15 percent), HR (11 percent) and legal & compliance (9 percent).

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Thursday
Feb142019

SEC punishes Deloitte Japan for violating auditor independence rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission fined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC $2 million for violating auditor independence rules and suspended its former CEO and director of independence for causing the violations.

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Wednesday
Feb132019

China healthcare compliance is still a ‘donations’ minefield

It has been over five years since the start of the GlaxoSmithKline case that rocked the China healthcare industry. At the time, compliance, audit and legal teams were shocked by the prevalence of integrity and corruption issues that had apparently gone unidentified, despite the widespread practice of generating slush funds through fraudulent travel expense claims.

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Wednesday
Feb132019

Three predictions for the future of ISO 37001

2018 was an eventful year in ISO 37001’s adoption journey. The anti-bribery standard’s flexibility was demonstrated through a variety of first-time (for ISO 37001) public and private sector uses.

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Tuesday
Feb122019

Hawaii businessman pleads guilty to FCPA offense

The DOJ said Tuesday that a Hawaii-based businessman admitted bribing officials from Micronesia. 

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Tuesday
Feb122019

Can blockchain and barter save Iran from the sting of sanctions?

The concept of central bank-issued digital currencies or national cryptocurrencies has attracted many governments across the world. Particularly, governments that have been sanctioned by the U.S. -- such as Iran.

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Tuesday
Feb122019

Canada’s new DPA regime comes into focus

Canada has joined a global trend in white collar and corporate crime law enforcement with the introduction of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime.

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Monday
Feb112019

Compliance salaries rise. Is that a good thing?

In a January article in the French financial newspaper Les Echos, entitled “Salaries: compliance can pay big,” journalist Delphine Iweins reported that according to a 2019 compliance compensation study by the French firm Atorus Executive, 35 percent of the responding enterprises are now confident in legal compliance officer and compliance manager positions.

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Monday
Feb112019

Job: Chief Compliance Officer, International

Job Title: Chief Compliance Officer, International

Employer: Aetna Inc.

Location: London, UK

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