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FCPA Blog Daily News

Friday
Aug112017

Whistleblower collects $9 million in federal mortgage settlement

A former employee of a New Jersey mortgage company was awarded $9 million Tuesday when the company settled allegations that it violated standards for home loans backed by federal agencies.

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Friday
Aug112017

Top five agencies investigating FCPA-related cases globally

The five government agencies with the most ongoing FCPA-related investigations as of today, according to FCPA Tracker, are:

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Friday
Aug112017

Karen Gray: How consistency can make or break a compliance program

Business philosopher Jim Rohn said: “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.”

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Thursday
Aug102017

Jampol and Aibel: DOJ targets healthcare with FCPA enforcement

The acting chief of the DOJ's Criminal Fraud Section announced a new partnership last month between the DOJ’s Healthcare Fraud Unit’s Corporate Strike Force and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecutors.

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Thursday
Aug102017

Jermyn Brooks: Here's how corporate tax planning morphs into corruption

When corporations try to pay the least amount of tax possible, their defense is usually based on delivering shareholder value. What company shouldn’t seek the lowest tax bill possible? But the line between tax avoidance -- using legal means to lower tax bills -- and criminal tax evasion is blurry.

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Wednesday
Aug092017

Bitkower and Bartholomew: Supreme Court to consider dueling definitions of ‘whistleblower’

The whistleblower provisions of Dodd-Frank have been beset with interpretive difficulties, in part because of uncertainty regarding Dodd-Frank’s relationship to the whistleblower protections of the earlier Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

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Wednesday
Aug092017

Shruti Shah: Six bills in Congress (so far) target anonymous companies

Anonymous companies have attracted much attention in the past couple of years, and for good reason. These companies are used to facilitate a number of crimes, including corruption, money laundering and the trafficking of arms, drugs and humans.

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Tuesday
Aug082017

MTS Systems says FCPA probes have ended

Minnesota-based MTS Systems Corporation said Monday that FCPA investigations related to China and Korea are complete and the DOJ and SEC aren't bringing enforcement actions.

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Tuesday
Aug082017

Norm Keith: Canada appeals court upholds Karigar bribery conviction

Canada is well known for hockey, maple syrup and good manners. But for being aggressive in the fight against foreign bribery and corruption, not so much.

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Tuesday
Aug082017

Pulvirenti and Bray: Australia AG proposes tighter anti-bribery laws and DPAs

There have been only two foreign bribery prosecutions in Australia -- one involving banknote printing companies Securency and Note Printing Australia, and another involving the construction company Lifese.

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Monday
Aug072017

Job: Corporate Counsel, Employment & Ethics

Job Title: Corporate Counsel, Employment & Ethics

Employer: Salesforce.org

Location: San Francisco, CA

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Monday
Aug072017

Steven Smart: How did Halliburton become a repeat FCPA offender? 

Halliburton’s recent decision to enter into a $29.2 million settlement with the SEC over alleged FCPA violations in Angola illustrates the challenges faced by corporate compliance officers in designing and implementing an effective FCPA compliance program.

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