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FCPA Blog Daily News

Monday
Nov202017

Bill Steinman: An FCPA lawyer looks at Stars Wars

When Jimmy Carter signed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act into law in December 1977, it couldn’t have been further from my mind. Had it entered my consciousness at all -- which it likely didn’t -- it would have been crowded out by Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca and Darth Vader.

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Monday
Nov202017

FinCEN fines California card club $8 million for AML offenses

The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network fined one of California's biggest and oldest card clubs $8 million for willfully violating U.S. anti-money laundering laws.

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Monday
Nov202017

Carsten Tams: Can ‘allegation escrows’ remedy the underreporting of sexual harassment?

Ethical violations in general are underreported, and sexual assault yet even more so. Various studies estimate that 40 percent to 60 percent of observed misconduct is never reported.

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Monday
Nov202017

Annals of bad ideas: CEO of Hong Kong brokerage adds compliance officer role

KVB Kunlun Financial Group in Hong Kong announced that its current CEO will assume the additional role of compliance officer.

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Monday
Nov202017

Job: Corporate Compliance Counsel

Job Title: Corporate Compliance Counsel

Employer: Stericycle

Location: Lake Forest, Illinois USA

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Friday
Nov172017

Martin Kenney: Lawful tax avoidance is neither immoral nor unlawful

Debate is good. Balanced arguments are woven into the foundation of democracy. They enable those with conflicting perspectives to argue rationally. So I was delighted when Alison Taylor described my post as being provocative before taking me to task on a number of the issues I raised.

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Friday
Nov172017

Azish Filabi: Supreme Court should protect internal whistleblowers

On November 28, 2017, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Digital Realty Trust v. Paul Somers on the question of whether the whistleblower protections of the Dodd-Frank Act extend to internal whistleblowers, or only to those who report to the SEC.

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Friday
Nov172017

Chaim Gelfand: Israel launches foreign bribery investigation of drone maker

The press in Israel reported this week that  Aeronautics Ltd., one of the largest military drone manufactures in Israel, is being investigated for suspected bribery of a foreign public official.

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Thursday
Nov162017

SFO charges two in Unaoil probe

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Thursday it charged two men in connection with its investigation of Unaoil.

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Thursday
Nov162017

Shruti Shah: Every big corruption story features anonymous companies

Since my initial post for the FCPA Blog on the Paradise Papers, I have read a lot of arguments against requiring increased transparency of anonymous companies, including a recent post on this blog, so I thought it would be useful to address some of these arguments and present another perspective.

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Thursday
Nov162017

Walmart reserves $283 million for FCPA settlement

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. said in an SEC filing Thursday that it has set aside $283 million for a possible FCPA resolution with the DOJ and SEC.

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Thursday
Nov162017

Emma Hodges: Blockchain is where anonymity meets transparency

While digital currencies -- Bitcoin or one of its many variations -- continue to make inroads into payments markets, many companies, financial institutions, government bodies and others are still playing catch-up. 

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