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FCPA Blog Daily News

Tuesday
Sep182018

Company promises investors 2x payback if there's an FCPA investigation

An investment vehicle for a technology acquisition company made a disclosure to its investors Monday: If we're investigated for bribery, you can redeem shares for 200 percent of what you bought them for. 

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Tuesday
Sep182018

Scott Shaffer: Due diligence isn't nice to have, it's a must have

After reviewing the FCPA Blog's post, “When do issuers disclose their FCPA problems?” which focused  on the seven resolved FCPA cases during the first half of 2018, I also examined each of the enforcement actions with a specific goal of determining the impact of due diligence in these cases.

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Tuesday
Sep182018

Daniel Patrick Wendt: Did the DOJ give SocGen an unofficial discount?

On June 5, Société Générale SA (or SocGen) agreed to settle Libya-related corruption allegations in a coordinated resolution with U.S. and French authorities. As part of the settlement, the company entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the Department of Justice over FCPA charges, while one of its subsidiaries, SGA Société Générale Acceptance NV, pled guilty on a count of conspiring to violate the FCPA. 

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Monday
Sep172018

Kleptocurrency: $16 million seized from Equatorial Guinea VP in Brazil

Police in Brazil confiscated a bag of luxury watches and cash from Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue and his entourage after their private plane landed at an airport near Sao Paulo. 

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Monday
Sep172018

Sam Tate: UK court rules KBR must turn over documents in Unaoil case

A judicial review decision in the High Court of England & Wales (the Court) on September 6, 2018 found that a notice served in the UK under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 (a Section 2 notice) on the U.S.- based General Counsel of KBR Inc was enforceable and required the disclosure of documents held in the United States.

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Monday
Sep172018

Report: Fat Leonard is now a disabled cancer patient

Leonard Glenn Francis (image courtesy of Stars and Stripes)The Malaysian businessman who spent a decade bribing scores of U.S. Navy personnel with booze and prostitutes is too sick to be in a federal lockup and now has trouble walking.

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Monday
Sep172018

Job: Senior Corporate Counsel, Anti-Corruption Program Office

Job Title: Senior Corporate Counsel, Anti-Corruption Program Office

Employer: Pfizer Inc.

Location: New York, New York USA

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Friday
Sep142018

Tardy SEC whistleblower earns reduced award

The Securities and Exchange Commission reduced a whistleblower award to $1.5 million Friday because the whistleblower was "culpable" and delayed reporting the misconduct for a year. 

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Friday
Sep142018

Illya Antonenko: Should U.S. companies even care about GDPR?

We’re based in the United States, so how does the GDPR concern us?

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Thursday
Sep132018

Two more guilty pleas in PDVSA bribe case

A Texas-based businessman who paid bribes to win work in Venezuela, and the corrupt official who took the bribes, pleaded guilty in federal court in Houston.

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Thursday
Sep132018

Six compliance failures at United Technologies

United Technologies Corporation agreed Wednesday to pay the SEC $13.9 million to settle FCPA offenses related to its Otis Elevator and Pratt & Whitney aircraft engine businesses in China, Azerbaijan, and six other countries.

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Thursday
Sep132018

Illya Antonenko on GDPR: But without criminal background checks, it's not due diligence

According to a recent informal polling by Deloitte, 11.7 percent of responders are taking a “wait and see” approach to compliance with the GDPR as a whole, not just Article 10. It is a valid position to assume compliance risks as long as the risks are well understood.

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