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Julie DiMauro Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox Contributing Editor

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Bill Waite Contributing Editor

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FCPA Blog Daily News

Friday
Feb012019

Do internal controls have a fatal flaw?

The name sounds objective and exact -- even scientific. The internal controls provisions. But in real life, how do internal controls measure up? Do they work?

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Thursday
Jan312019

Congress takes aim at ‘mind-boggling corruption’ in international sports

Members of the U.S. Congress believe that corruption in international sports requires action. This week the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act (RADA) was introduced in both houses of Congress with bipartisan sponsors -- Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Representatives Michael Burgess (R-TX–26) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX–18).

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Thursday
Jan312019

My success led to a ‘dangerous silence,’ then to prison

During my decade as an international sales VP, I conspired with an agent to pass $15,000 to a Dutch police official in return for tender specifications tailored to my former employer’s product. That program was for every police officer in Holland, and it lasted for years, with contract extensions and re-fill orders.

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Wednesday
Jan302019

Will China tech giants dominate blockchain?

China is at the forefront of efforts to revolutionize digital mobile cross-border payment systems. Already, traders on the 21st century digital silk road are sending payments from Hong Kong to the Philippines and Pakistan, among other places, in mere seconds using blockchain-based, cross-border, mobile digital wallets from Chinese tech giants, including Ant Financial’s Alipay and Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s WeChat Pay. 

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Wednesday
Jan302019

The EU’s blacklisting threat against smaller territories is undemocratic and brutal 

Repetition is to be avoided in most walks of life. But where the offshore world is concerned, it appears to be the fulcrum around which the ill-informed are led by the unknowing. In this instance, it is the European Union’s turn to go on the offensive, with the bloc effectively threatening sanctions and retribution against the overseas territories, including my adopted home and professional base, the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

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Tuesday
Jan292019

World Bank debars Odebrecht construction units for fraud and collusion

The World Bank Tuesday debarred Brazil-based engineering and construction company Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A. for three years for "fraudulent and collusive practices" during a project in Colombia.

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Tuesday
Jan292019

What is corruption? Depends on who's looking

For those interested in the study of corruption from the scientific perspective one thing stands out: actual corruption is essentially unmeasurable.

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Tuesday
Jan292019

Huawei, CFO charged in Iran cover up

The DOJ announced Monday that it brought thirteen financial fraud-related charges against Chinese telecom company Huawei and three other related defendants, including its CFO Wanzhou Meng.

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Monday
Jan282019

Job: Senior Manager, Compliance Training & Communications

Job Title: Senior Manager, Compliance Training & Communications

Employer: Edwards Lifesciences

Location: Irvine, California USA

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Monday
Jan282019

What if aid organizations were asked to comply with the UK Modern Slavery Act?

In 2015, the UK implemented groundbreaking legislation, the Modern Slavery Act (MSA) to force corporations to seriously address the risks of child and other forced labor in their supply chains. Businesses all over the world adjusted their ethics and compliance programs to comply with the MSA.

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Monday
Jan282019

Job: Director, Compliance

Job Title: Director, Compliance

Employer: National Football League

Location: New York, NY USA

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Friday
Jan252019

Take these counter-measures to prevent China IP thefts

The theft of intellectual property (IP) is a challenge facing organizations and industries operating globally. A special risk involves Chinese nationals both in and outside the PRC using less than sophisticated methods to steal IP.

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