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Entries in BHP Billiton (13)

Tuesday
Nov152016

SEC awards whistleblower $20 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission Monday awarded more than $20 million to a whistleblower who helped the SEC act "against wrongdoers before they could squander the money."

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Wednesday
Sep212016

SEC awards whistleblower $4 million

The SEC Tuesday awarded a whistleblower more than $4 million for original information that alerted the agency to a fraud.

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Thursday
Sep012016

SEC: 14,000 tips later, whistleblower award program has ‘transformed the agency’

After this week's $22 milion award to a whistleblower, SEC leaders called the whistleblower program a game changer that has transformed the SEC's ability to protect investors.

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Tuesday
Aug302016

Report: SEC pays its first FCPA whistleblower award

Has the SEC paid a whistleblower for an FCPA-related tip? Yes, according to reports this week.

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Tuesday
Apr052016

Panama Papers: Who are the winners now?

Image courtesy of the ICIJIt's not illegal for most people to own anonymous companies. Walt Disney used them to buy land near Orlando for Disney World. He didn't want prices to go crazy with news Mickey Mouse was coming to town.

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Tuesday
Jan052016

Our Top Ten List didn't change in 2015 (but here's when it did change)

The biggest FCPA settlement in 2015 was BHP Billiton. It paid $25 million to the SEC to settle Olympics-related FCPA offenses. The case fell far short of the Top Ten List, missing a tenth place finish by a whopping $160 million.

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Monday
Jan042016

Fox's top five SEC actions in 2015 (with Tom's practice hints)

2015 continued the trend of FCPA enforcement actions brought by the SEC with no parallel DOJ enforcement action. As you might expect, these SEC enforcement actions turned on violations of the FCPA accounting provision, either the books and records or the internal controls provisions.

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Thursday
Aug062015

Practice note: BHP Billiton and expanding enforcement of FCPA internal controls provisions

The SEC took a seemingly aggressive stance in the BHP Billiton case, penalizing the Australian company $25 million for FCPA offenses because it sponsored foreign officials to attend the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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Wednesday
Jul012015

FCPA enforcement report for Q2 2015

From April through June, there were two corporate FCPA enforcement actions. There were also two individual guilty pleas, with one -- by Joseph Sigelman in the midst of his FCPA trial -- resulting in probation only and no jail time.

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Wednesday
May202015

BHP Billiton pays $25 million to settle Olympics FCPA offenses

The Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday charged global resources company BHP Billiton with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when it sponsored foreign government officials as guests at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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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
Oct242013

BHP Billiton quits India oil and gas sector 

BHP Billiton said it will pull out of nearly all of its India oil and gas projects. The world's biggest mining company didn’t give a reason but local reports cited delays in getting exploration permits.

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