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FCPA Blog Daily News

Tuesday
Oct032017

Bill Steinman: Remember the privilege and keep it sacred

Lawyers: As a group, we think we’re pretty special. Servants of the law and all that. But in truth, there’s really only one thing that sets us apart from other professionals: the attorney-client privilege (yes, yes, we can also represent others in court, but that’s not the point of this post). 

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Tuesday
Oct032017

Richard Bistrong: Why foreign bribery and accounting fraud happen together

Alere Inc. paid more than $13 million last week to settle SEC charges of accounting fraud and overseas bribery. Embedded in the details are some very meaningful lessons for compliance leaders, and even more importantly, for business leaders. Those real-world lessons are about the accounting fraud.

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Monday
Oct022017

Federal judge tosses China investigators’ RICO claims against GSK

A federal judge in Philadelphia Friday dismissed a civil complaint against UK-based GlaxoSmithKline brought by a British private investigator and his American wife and their China-based company.

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Monday
Oct022017

FCPA enforcement report for Q3 2017

During the third calendar quarter, Sweden's Telia reached a blockbuster resolution with the DOJ and SEC, landing on top of our Top Ten list.

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Monday
Oct022017

Job: Advisor, Compliance and Ethics

Job Title: Advisor, Compliance and Ethics

Employer: Cheniere

Location: Houston, Texas USA

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Friday
Sep292017

Tom Fox: White collar criminals and their flagrant rationalizations

In one of the most interesting looks at what makes a compliance program tick and why, Todd Haugh, an assistant professor of business law and ethics at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, said that even best-practices compliance programs fail to take into account the importance of eliminating rationalizations.

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Friday
Sep292017

Former FCPA fugitive sentenced to time served

The former general manager of a Miami-based firm was sentenced this week to time served for his part in a plot to bribe officials at Haiti's state-owned telecommunications company.

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Friday
Sep292017

Resource Alert: USDA-developed mobile app answers ethics questions on the go

As a groundbreaking risk management tool, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently unveiled a new ethics mobile application.  

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Thursday
Sep282017

Alere pays $13 million to resolve accounting fraud and FCPA offenses

Massachusetts-based Alere Inc. will pay more than $13 million to settle charges that it bribed foreign officials and committed accounting fraud to meet revenue targets, the SEC said Thursday.

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Thursday
Sep282017

World Bank debars units of Aussie engineer SMEC

The World Bank Thursday said it debarred five subsidiaries of a leading Australia-based engineering firm after the bank found evidence of "inappropriate payments." 

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Thursday
Sep282017

Gary Giampetruzzi: Is Small Pharma next for DOJ enforcement? 

For decades, U.S. prosecutors have touted their big victories over big pharma for violations of U.S. laws prohibiting bribery in the U.S. (the federal Anti-Kickback Statute) and abroad (the FCPA). 

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Thursday
Sep282017

What does Paul Pelletier really think about DPAs, individual prosecutions, and the DOJ?

Pepper Hamilton's Paul PelletierThe Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives by Jesse Eisinger talks about what has brought us to present-day enforcement challenges and controversies.

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