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Entries in Brazil (239)


Andy Spalding: Corruption isn't someone else's problem

The FCPA is both a confession, and a conviction. We confess that corruption is not somebody else’s problem; it’s our problem. We do not point a finger; we look in the mirror.

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Former SBM Offshore executives admit FCPA conspiracy

Two former executives of Dutch oil services company SBM Offshore NV pleaded guilty to bribing officials at Brazil’s Petrobras and two state-owned energy firms in Africa.

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Six banks update disclosures about FCPA-related investigations

There are currently six banks with open disclosed FCPA-related investigations.

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Felipe Rocha dos Santos: New guidance for Brazil anti-corruption settlements

In August 2013, Brazil’s game-changing Clean Companies Act introduced the leniency agreement, a deferred prosecution deal for companies willing to plead guilty and settle corruption charges.

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Juan Manuel Bedoya-Palacio: Colombia enters the era of enforcement

Following a peace agreement that ended more than 50 years of civil conflict against the drug cartels and FARC (the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces, for its initials in Spanish), the focus now in Colombia is on exposing and prosecuting corruption.

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Thirty-eight new investigations disclosed in 2017

Since the beginning of this year, there have been disclosures about 38 new FCPA-related investigations.

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Petrobras suspends compliance chief for conflict of interest

Brazil's scandal-plagued oil giant suspended its compliance chief while he defends himself against charges of hiring Deloitte on a no-bid contract while his daughter was talking to the firm about a job.

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Top five agencies investigating FCPA-related cases globally

The five government agencies with the most ongoing FCPA-related investigations as of today, according to FCPA Tracker, are:

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Odebrecht’s graft echoes across the hemisphere

Three fund managers and a national government said in SEC filings last week that Odebrecht's corruption scandal has become a problem and a risk factor for them.

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Rizzo and Moushey on Brazil: What’s Next for President Temer? 

Eloy Rizzo and Leah MousheyOn Monday (June 26), the Head Prosecutor of Brazil’s Federal Public Prosecution Service, Rodrigo Janot, formally accused President Michel Temer of “passive corruption” (i.e., the receipt of bribes) based on the testimony of executives from J&F Group, which controls meatpacking giant JBS.

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John Bray: Can companies really adopt a single global anti-corruption policy?

How far is it feasible to apply a global compliance policy in widely differing regional markets? And to what extent should there be local policy exceptions?

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Brazil president charged with corruption

Brazil's chief prosecutor formally accused President Michel Temer of taking $11.5 million in bribes from a meatpacker in exchange for help resolving tax disputes and securing bank loans.

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