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Entries in Alstom (27)

Tuesday
Feb102015

As FCPA enforcement gets tougher, compliance demands bold measures

As I recently wrote for the Accelus Regulatory Intelligence subscription service, bold measures are required of multinational firms to stay in compliance with the FCPA. Firms need to know not only what all of their divisions and employees are doing, but what their subsidiaries and vendors are doing.

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Monday
Jan052015

From Alstom: Six reasons why non-U.S. companies dominate the FCPA top ten list

The current list of the ten biggest FCPA cases includes only two U.S.-based companies -- KBR at number three and Alcoa at number six. The rest are non-U.S. companies.

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Tuesday
Dec232014

With Alstom, three French companies are now in the FCPA top ten

Monday's $772 million DOJ enforcement action against Alstom SA and several subsidiaries landed second on our list of the top ten FCPA cases of all time.

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Monday
Dec222014

Alstom pays $772 million for FCPA settlement, SFO brings new charges

Alstom Chief Executive Officer Patrick Kron (Image courtesy of Alstom)Paris-based Alstom pleaded guilty Monday to bribing officials in Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the Bahamas. It will pay $772 million in criminal penalties to settle the charges, the DOJ said.

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Tuesday
Dec162014

Bloomberg: Alstom close to $700 million criminal FCPA settlement

Image courtesy of AlstomAlstom SA is close to settling a criminal bribery investigation with the DOJ for $700 million,  Tom Schoenberg of Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

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Tuesday
Nov252014

SFO Director Green: ‘There are plenty of foxes for the hounds to chase down’

Image courtesy of the SFOAt Pinsent Masons regulatory conference in London a few weeks ago, David Green, the chief of the UK Serious Fraud Office, talked about how many known frauds happen on his turf. Here's a hint: Lock up the silverware because it's a growth industry.

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Wednesday
Oct012014

Enforcement report for Q3 2014

During the third calendar quarter, there was one corporate settlement of an FCPA enforcement action and two individual resolutions. (The third quarter last year was less active, with no corporate resolutions.)

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Wednesday
Sep102014

Trial of Alstom UK unit starts in London

Image courtesy of AlstomThe trial of a UK subsidiary of Paris-based Alstom started Tuesday, with the Serious Fraud Office alleging in filings that the company paid $8.5 million in bribes for contracts in India, Poland, and Tunisia.

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Tuesday
Sep022014

A ‘cross section’ of the SFO's corporate investigations list

At the Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime at Jesus College Tuesday, David Green QC, the head of the UK Serious Fraud Office, described what he called a cross section of the SFO's current caseload.

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Thursday
Jul242014

SFO charges Alstom UK unit for bribes

The Serious Fraud Office said Thursday it has started criminal proceedings "against an Alstom company in the UK by written charge."

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