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Monday
Feb272017

Job: Corporate Counsel, Ethics and Compliance – Anti-Corruption (SAS Institute - Cary, NC)

Job Title: Corporate Counsel, Ethics and Compliance – Anti-Corruption

Employer: SAS Institute

Location: Cary, North Carolina USA

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Monday
Feb272017

Feds investigate Citigroup for ‘princeling’ hiring practices

Citigroup Inc. said Friday it is being investigated for hiring practices that might violate the FCPA.

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Monday
Feb272017

The BOTA Foundation Revisited -- Part Two: BOTA – A Quick Recap

The agreement to start the Foundation emerged in 2007 after more than two years of discussion between the Governments of the United States, Switzerland and Kazakhstan (known as “the Parties”) about the disposition of $84 million, plus interest, that had been frozen in a Swiss account since 1999. 

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Friday
Feb242017

FinCEN extends ‘beneficial owner’ rules for big real estate deals

The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network renewed rules Thursday that force U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind companies used to pay all cash for high-end residential real estate in some parts of the country.

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Thursday
Feb232017

Job: Senior Counsel (Viacom - Santa Monica, CA)

Job: Senior Counsel

Employer: Viacom

Location: Santa Monica, California

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Thursday
Feb232017

Former Hong Kong leader jailed for graft

Donald Tsang, Hong Kong's Chief Executive between 2005 and 2012, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in prison. 

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Thursday
Feb232017

Tom Fox: Compliance in the Age of Mercantilism

What does the failure of the Kraft Heinz attempted hostile takeover of Unilever portend for the greater world of global anti-corruption enforcement specifically and compliance programs more generally?

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Wednesday
Feb222017

Martin Kenney: ‘Snow washing’ assets is a black mark on Canada

As a Canadian practicing law and operating out of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), any mention of Mossack Fonseca and Canada in the same breath is guaranteed to capture my attention.

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Wednesday
Feb222017

UK House of Commons passes Magnitsky sanctions bill

The late Sergei Magnitsky (Image courtesy of billbrowder.com)The UK House of Commons Tuesday passed legislation that would expand the powers of the government and courts to freeze assets of human rights violators.

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Tuesday
Feb212017

Rahul Rose: Rolls-Royce’s corruption fine isn't to blame for its record losses  

Recent media reports suggesting Rolls-Royce’s bribery settlement drove the engineering giant to a record £4.6 billion ($5.7 billion) loss are not factually accurate, and contribute to a misleading narrative that big companies are too fragile to be punished robustly for corruption.

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Tuesday
Feb212017

Sungyong Kang: The Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine is a big gun against grand corruption

Korea's newly enacted anti-graft statute called the Kim Youngran law can't be applied retroactively against allegations of grand corruption involving President Park and her confidante and the chaebols (family run conglomerates, such as Samsung and Hyundai). Instead the Special Prosecutor's office will have to use the Criminal Act, and that will be a daunting task.

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Monday
Feb202017

Question: Are there ever FCPA prosecutions for small bribes?

A reader asked if there have been any FCPA cases involving small bribes -- say under $1 million. The answer is: Yes, lots of them.

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