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Entries in American Conference Institute (4)

Thursday
May222014

World Bank combats corruption -- but questions linger about process

As the financier of development projects around the globe, the World Bank has been a leader in the effort to eradicate poverty through lending.

It also has elicited questions from the defense bar in America, which is concerned about its investigations of corruption, as the Bank does not need to follow any nation's rules of criminal procedure nor recognize the American concept of due process.

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Monday
Jan062014

SEC comments bring commercial bribery clearly into FCPA scope

Commercial bribery is prohibited by many anti-corruption laws throughout the world, such as the UK Bribery Act (UKBA). The anti-bribery provisions of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) focus on official bribery, however, leaving commercial bribery to be pursued by U.S. law enforcement, if at all, under a variety of federal statutes lacking the reach and impact of the FCPA.

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Wednesday
Nov202013

Duross, Brockmeyer talk about FCPA investigations, remediation

There are a number of best practices that those participating in global FCPA investigations should understand, noted Charles Duross, Deputy Chief of the FCPA Unit in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ). They must set realistic expectations; know what to look for and have solutions to get the evidence; respect the sovereignty of other nations; and give credit for corporate remediation efforts.

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Monday
Nov112013

Inaugural FCPA seminar for auditors and accountants in Houston

The American Conference Institute is offering a new, one-day workshop on January 21, 2014 targeting audit and accounting professionals and their responsibility for implementing anti-corruption compliance programs and internal controls.

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