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Wednesday
Mar012017

How perverse incentives distort individual and corporate performance

Consider a salesperson that has reached his bonus cap three months before fiscal year-end. Any achievement after that is not only unrewarded, but is actually penalized in the sense of creating higher future performance expectations and targets.

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Wednesday
Mar012017

Petrobras settles U.S. civil claims for graft losses

Brazil's Petrobras has approved settlements with four U.S. investors related to an ongoing corruption investigation. 

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Tuesday
Feb282017

Takata pleads guilty, fined $1 billion for lying about deadly airbag defects

Tokyo-based Takata Corporation pleaded guilty Monday to one count of wire fraud and was sentenced to pay $1 billion in criminal penalties for lying about defective airbag inflators.

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Tuesday
Feb282017

FinCEN fines California bank $7 million for impeding compliance staff

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Monday fined Merchants Bank of California $7 million for impeding compliance staff and threatening to fire staffers who wouldn't process suspicious transactions.

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Tuesday
Feb282017

Michele Edwards: Data analysis underlies new DOJ guidance

The Justice Department's “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” outlines 11 topics and 119 questions that the Fraud Section commonly considers when evaluating corporate compliance programs in the wake of criminal misconduct.

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Monday
Feb272017

Job: Corporate Counsel, Ethics and Compliance – Anti-Corruption (SAS Institute - Cary, NC)

Job Title: Corporate Counsel, Ethics and Compliance – Anti-Corruption

Employer: SAS Institute

Location: Cary, North Carolina USA

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Monday
Feb272017

Feds investigate Citigroup for ‘princeling’ hiring practices

Citigroup Inc. said Friday it is being investigated for hiring practices that might violate the FCPA.

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Monday
Feb272017

The BOTA Foundation Revisited -- Part Two: BOTA – A Quick Recap

The agreement to start the Foundation emerged in 2007 after more than two years of discussion between the Governments of the United States, Switzerland and Kazakhstan (known as “the Parties”) about the disposition of $84 million, plus interest, that had been frozen in a Swiss account since 1999. 

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Friday
Feb242017

FinCEN extends ‘beneficial owner’ rules for big real estate deals

The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network renewed rules Thursday that force U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind companies used to pay all cash for high-end residential real estate in some parts of the country.

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Thursday
Feb232017

Job: Senior Counsel (Viacom - Santa Monica, CA)

Job: Senior Counsel

Employer: Viacom

Location: Santa Monica, California

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Thursday
Feb232017

Former Hong Kong leader jailed for graft

Donald Tsang, Hong Kong's Chief Executive between 2005 and 2012, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in prison. 

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Thursday
Feb232017

Tom Fox: Compliance in the Age of Mercantilism

What does the failure of the Kraft Heinz attempted hostile takeover of Unilever portend for the greater world of global anti-corruption enforcement specifically and compliance programs more generally?

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