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FCPA Blog Daily News

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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Wednesday
Nov152017

Whistleblower: ‘I have now heard from the SFO and SEC’

Dear FCPA Blog,

I would like to update you on the progress I made with my whistleblower claims since I wrote to you earlier this month.

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Wednesday
Nov152017

Adam Ross: It's too bad leaks, not leaders, are driving needed policy changes

I have a great deal of respect for Martin Kenney’s efforts in taking fraudsters to task and recovering funds on behalf of their victims. However, I found his recent post for the FCPA Blog about the so-called Paradise Papers to be deeply misguided.

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Tuesday
Nov142017

Selva Ozelli: Sharia compliant blockchain advances across Middle East

It’s ironic that Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the richest tech investor in the Middle East, criticized block chain technology and Bitcoin by calling it a "fraud."

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Tuesday
Nov142017

Top DOJ prosecutor named new FinCEN chief

The former head of the DOJ's Criminal Division has been named director of the federal government's main anti-money laundering agency.

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Tuesday
Nov142017

Resource Alert: Chinese translation of 2017 DOJ Fraud Section guidance

Covington & Burling has translated the February 2017 Fraud Section guidance on compliance programs into Chinese.

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