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Entries in Brazil (254)

Wednesday
Dec052018

Brazilian Institute of Asset Recovery hosts inaugural event

The Brazilian Institute of Asset Recovery (Instituto Brasileiro de Rastreamento de Ativos, or IBRA) recently held its inaugural event.

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Tuesday
Nov132018

Surprise: Federal, state, and local agencies enforce Brazil’s anti-corruption law

Brazil’s federal prosecutors, judges, and Comptroller General (CGU) have become world-famous for enforcing Brazil’s anti-corruption laws. But few outside Brazil realize that interpretation and enforcement of Brazil’s flagship anti-corruption law, the Clean Companies Act, does not end with the federal government.

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Monday
Oct012018

Two former oil executives receive multi-year prison terms for FCPA violations

Two former executives of SBM Offshore, N.V. were sent to prison Friday for their role in bribing officials at state-owned oil and gas companies in three countries.

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Friday
Sep282018

Petrobras smashes the top ten list (and we explain why)

Brazil's state-owned energy giant entered into the biggest FCPA settlement in history Thursday after the DOJ and SEC assessed penalties and disgorgement totalling $1.78 billion.

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Thursday
Sep272018

Petrobras reaches $1.78 billion FCPA resolution

The DOJ and SEC assessed penalties and disgorgement of $1.78 billion Thursday against Brazil's state energy company to resolve FCPA violations involving massive bribes to politicians and political parties in Brazil.

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Friday
Sep212018

Is compliance failing?

During most interviews, I'm asked this question or something like it: More companies than ever have compliance programs. Yet huge scandals keep making headlines. What gives?

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Monday
Sep172018

Kleptocurrency: $16 million seized from Equatorial Guinea VP in Brazil

Police in Brazil confiscated a bag of luxury watches and cash from Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue and his entourage after their private plane landed at an airport near Sao Paulo. 

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Tuesday
Sep042018

Ensco FCPA investigation ends in double declination

A UK-based drill-rig operator said in an SEC filing Tuesday that a U.S. investigation into alleged corruption in Brazil has ended, with both the DOJ and SEC saying they won't bring enforcement actions.

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Friday
Aug102018

Leadership lessons from the center of Operation Car Wash

Judge Sérgio MoroOperation Lava Jato (Car Wash), one of the largest anti-corruption cases in the world, has been toiling away over the past four years, bringing corrupt politicians and executives in Brazil to justice.

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Wednesday
Jul182018

Bill Waite: How corrupt regimes changed today’s world

In 2007 Dick Cassin had the idea of starting the FCPA Blog. His mission: “to help compliance professionals and others everywhere understand how corruption happens, what it does to people and institutions, and how anti-corruption laws and compliance programs work.”

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Monday
Jun252018

Compliance pros are rock stars, yes they are

Only yesterday they were pimply FCPA nerds. But a strange thing happened. They morphed into the cool kids.

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Monday
Jun182018

Richard Bistrong: When we're squeezed, do ethical decisions flow out?

When I started blogging in 2014, there was little discussion about how issues like financial pressures and "micro-cultures" could impact decision making that can lead us astray.

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