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Thursday
Nov152018

OFAC adds 17 Saudis to Magnitsky sanctions list

Murdered Saudi journalist Jamal KhashoggiThe U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated three Saudi officials and 14 members of a hit team for their role in murdering Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Thursday
Nov152018

New Company Policy: Don't pay bribes

One of Mary Barra's first acts as CEO of General Motors was crazy. The HR department and others opposed it. But she went ahead anyway.

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Thursday
Nov152018

Corruption kills another Olympic dream

The City of Calgary voted resoundingly in Tuesday's plebiscite to withdraw its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. While Olympic corruption did not quite deal the bid’s death blow, it was certainly a co-conspirator.

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Wednesday
Nov142018

Developing an internal due diligence procedure? Start here

Risk profiling third parties is now a critical stage of any due diligence process. As businesses continue to expand and grow, more and more factors must be considered when assessing the risk level of a given third party -- whether a vendor, customer, or agent.

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Wednesday
Nov142018

Fat Leonard ‘ghostwriter’ pleads guilty

Retired Navy Capt. Jeffrey Breslau (Navy photo)A retired U.S. Navy captain who secretly edited documents and wrote emails for a defense contractor who was defrauding the Navy pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of conflict of interest.

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Wednesday
Nov142018

China creates more anti-bribery prosecution tools

China recently amended its Criminal Procedure Law (CPL) to codify rules encouraging cooperation in government investigations, align with the new national supervision system, and introduce trials in absentia for certain crimes, including bribery and corruption.

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Tuesday
Nov132018

What happened at Tim Leissner's plea hearing?

Last week the transcript from Tim Leissner's August 28 plea hearing was unsealed and posted online, courtesy of the Financial Times.

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Tuesday
Nov132018

Surprise: Federal, state, and local agencies enforce Brazil’s anti-corruption law

Brazil’s federal prosecutors, judges, and Comptroller General (CGU) have become world-famous for enforcing Brazil’s anti-corruption laws. But few outside Brazil realize that interpretation and enforcement of Brazil’s flagship anti-corruption law, the Clean Companies Act, does not end with the federal government.

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Monday
Nov122018

Forty-four ways to fix ISO 37001

We don't know what will happen with ISO 37001. Will it flourish and become a global standard, or will it languish?  But there is certainly room to improve what we have been given. The following are suggested possible changes to address the concerns raised by ISO 37001.

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Monday
Nov122018

Pa consultant loses appeal against five-year FCPA sentence

Dmitrij Harder (Image courtesy of Twitter @dmitrijharder)The Pennsylvania-based consultant who bribed an officer at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for loan approvals lost his appeal against a 60-month prison sentence for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Friday
Nov092018

Africa church leaders join fight against graft

Kenya Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Eliud WabukalaEliud Wabukala, a retired Anglican archbishop, became chairman of Kenya's Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission in 2017.

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Friday
Nov092018

Happy kleptocrats? This ultra high-end Swiss watch can only be bought with bitcoin

The Big Bang Meca-10 P2PLuxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot announced a new product this week: a $25,000 watch that can only be bought with bitcoin.

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