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Entries in Australia (60)

Friday
Feb272015

Sydney construction company directors charged for Iraq bribes

After raids last week on homes and offices, Australia's federal police have charged two directors of a prominent Sydney-based construction company with foreign bribery offenses.

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Wednesday
Dec032014

China ‘Fox Hunt’ heads for U.S. courts

China may use local courts in the United States to sue economic fugitives who have fled there, despite a lack of an extradition treaty between the two countries, said China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

2014: The Year of the International Whistleblower

The biggest SEC whistleblower award in Fiscal Year 2014 was in September, when the agency authorized a payment of more than $30 million to a whistleblower living outside the United States. The award more than doubled the previous highest award of $14 million.

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Thursday
Nov132014

China to share fugitives’ assets with countries assisting the ‘fox hunt’

Foreign countries helping China catch corrupt officials who have fled overseas with their illicit gains can share up to 80% of their forfeited assets, said a criminal law expert.

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Tuesday
Oct282014

Layne Christensen pays $5.1 million in SEC settlement

Layne Christensen Company, a Texas-based water management, construction, and drilling firm, paid just over $5 million Monday to resolve FCPA charges brought by the SEC for bribes in a half dozen Africa countries to reduce taxes and speed up customs inspections and work permits.

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Thursday
Oct232014

OECD enforcement grades are in (and still aren't pretty)

For the tenth year in a row, Transparency International (TI) has assessed enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (the Convention) and the results are disheartening.

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Thursday
Oct092014

Hong Kong party asks for probe of $6 million payment to Leung

Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong's 3rd Chief ExecutiveHong Kong’s Democratic Party said Thursday it has asked the independent anti-corruption agency to investigate the territory's leader over a $6.4 million payment he collected from an Australian engineering company while in office.

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Wednesday
Oct082014

Austria: Two former banknote printing execs plead guilty in overseas graft prosecution

Two former executive directors of Austria's state-owned banknote printer pleaded guilty during a criminal trial in Vienna for a conspiracy to win business by bribing officials in Syria and Azerbaijan.

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Thursday
Sep252014

BHP ‘in discussions’ for FCPA settlement

BHP Billiton is in discussions to resolve an investigation of potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations that relate to the company's sponsorship of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Thursday
Sep182014

How money for whistleblowers is tied to the war on terror

Photo released September 17, 2014 by the Australian Federal PoliceU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was at NYU law school Wednesday, urging Congress to raise rewards for whistleblowers who report financial crimes.

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Tuesday
Sep162014

Report: Leighton Holdings internal emails discuss huge Iraq bribes

Internal emails leaked from Australia's Leighton Holdings warn that a $24 million “facilitation payment” linked to a 2010 Iraq contract would “attract attention” from auditors.

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Friday
Sep052014

Feds move to seize seven New York properties tied to human trafficking case

The DOJ filed a civil forfeiture complaint in Manhattan federal court last week targeting seven properties allegedly purchased in Dutchess County, New York by a Greek national using the proceeds of a long-running human smuggling operation.

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