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FCPA Blog Daily News

Monday
Mar112019

With MTS in the new Top Ten, just one U.S. company remains

Russian telecom MTS joined our Top Ten list last week at number three. It knocked Och-Ziff off the list, and that means nine of the ten biggest FCPA cases of all time now involve non-U.S. companies.

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Friday
Mar082019

Are auditors abdicating responsibility, or simply following the rules?

Blue-chip accounting and auditing firm Grant Thornton has found itself under scrutiny following the collapse of the café chain Patisserie Valerie in the UK. Patisserie Valerie went into administration recently after a £40 million ($52.5 million) hole was uncovered in its balance sheet, allegedly caused by an internal fraud. 

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Thursday
Mar072019

DOJ indicts Karimova for taking $866 million in bribes

The DOJ unsealed charges Thursday against an Uzbek telecom exec and the daughter of the former Uzbek president for their roles in an $866 million bribery and money laundering scheme.

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Thursday
Mar072019

Practice Alert: CFTC will investigate and prosecute FCPA violations

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said Wednesday it will work alongside of the DOJ and SEC to investigate foreign bribery and prosecute overseas corruption offenses.

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Wednesday
Mar062019

Russian telecom pays $850 million to resolve FCPA offenses

Russia’s biggest mobile phone company will pay $850 million in penalties to the DOJ and SEC to resolve FCPA violations, the SEC and the company said Wednesday.

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Wednesday
Mar062019

Here's what the Bio-Rad ruling means for FCPA retaliation

Federal court opinions interpreting the FCPA are rare indeed -- my informal tally puts the number at a dozen or so since 1977. This week, that number increased by one, thanks to the 9th Circuit’s opinion in Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories, which grows out of Bio-Rad’s $55 million FCPA settlement in 2014. 

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Wednesday
Mar062019

CFTC awards whistleblower $2 million

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced Monday an award of more than $2 million to an individual whistleblower for original information that led to a successful CFTC enforcement action.

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Tuesday
Mar052019

Mexico enforcement agencies eye ‘low hanging fruit’

Mexico has been moving forward with its National Anti-corruption System (NAS) that began with a reform of the Constitution in 2015, followed by new laws that partially came into effect in 2017 and were half-heartedly implemented in 2018. 

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Tuesday
Mar052019

Danish coatings maker resolves global bribe case

Hempel A/S said Monday it paid about $33.4 million to enforcement agencies in Denmark and Germany to resolve allegations of bribery.

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Monday
Mar042019

Job: General Counsel

Job Title: General Counsel

Employer: Onapsis

Location: Boston, Massachusetts USA

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Monday
Mar042019

Brazil unleashes AML agency with broad new powers

Last month Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and Ministry of Justice Sérgio Moro published the Decree No. 9.663/2019, changing the status of the Financial Activities Control Council (COAF), the Brazilian AML Agency. In addition to integrating it with the Ministry of Justice and Public Security (previously the agency was linked to the Ministry of Finance), the new rule also reformed its structure and gave it greater powers.

 

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Monday
Mar042019

Sam Rubenfeld's extraordinary service to the compliance community

Sam RubenfeldLate last month, reporter and editor Sam Rubenfeld announced via Twitter that after ten years, he was leaving the Wall Street Journal.

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