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SFO confirms investigation of KBR

The UK Serious Fraud Office confirmed that it has opened a new investigation into KBR, Inc.'s United Kingdom subsidiaries for suspected bribery and corruption.

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SFO investigates ABB for bribery related to Unaoil

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Friday it is investigating ABB Ltd’s United Kingdom subsidiaries, their officers, employees, and agents for suspected bribery and corruption.

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Unaoil: We're victims of theft and extortion, suing Fairfax Media for reputational damage

Image courtesy of UnaoilUnaoil said in a statement Tuesday that it has instructed its lawyers to start legal action against Fairfax Media and its partners for "malicious and damaging allegations negligently published" by them.

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Core Labs says DOJ asks questions about Unaoil

An Amsterdam-based oil services company said in a U.S. securities filing last week the DOJ has asked it questions in connection with the Unaoil investigation.

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Disgorgement, an overlooked aspect of the Ralph Lauren settlement?

As part of its recent settlement with the SEC, Ralph Lauren Corporation agreed to disgorge $593,000 that was "obtained or retained as a result of the violations discovered during the investigation," along with $141,846 in pre-judgment interest. 

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Pfizer Joins Our Top Ten Disgorgement List

We haven't had to update our list of corporate FCPA cases with the biggest disgorgements since March 2011. But now we do, thanks to Pfizer.

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Walmart's Move For Mexican Dominance 

By all accounts, Walmart's appetite for growth in Mexico was insatiable. The drive to dominate the retail market there, according to the New York Times, allegedly led the company to pay $24 million in bribes to fast track store permits.

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Basurto Sentenced To 'Time Served'

The government's primary witness against former ABB manager John O'Shea won't serve any more jail time for conspiracy to violate the FCPA.

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Judge To DOJ: Your Principal Witness Knows Almost Nothing

Here's what Judge Lynn Hughes said when he ruled in favor of John O'Shea's motion to dismiss all the substantive FCPA counts against him.

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Final Countdown For O'Shea

Jury selection in John O'Shea's trial is scheduled to start on January 11.

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SEC Posts Cases Eligible For Whistleblower Rewards

The SEC's Office of the Whistleblower (yes, it's real) published its first list of enforcement actions that might be eligible for whistleblower rewards. It includes FCPA-related cases.

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Japan's JGC Makes Top Ten

With yesterday's $218.8 million criminal fine, JGC joins the top ten FCPA cases of all time. Nine now involved non-U.S. companies, and the oldest -- Siemens from December 2008 -- is still the biggest.

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