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Entries in China (783)

Wednesday
Dec142016

Former Guinea mining minister charged in U.S. with laundering bribe money

Mahmoud Thiam via YouTubeThe former Minister of Mines and Geology of the West African country of Guinea was arrested in New York and charged Tuesday with laundering $8.5 million in bribes he allegedly took from a Chinese conglomerate in exchange for mining rights.

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Thursday
Nov172016

JPMorgan pays $264 million to resolve ‘Sons & Daughters Program’ FCPA offenses

JPMorgan Chase and a Hong Kong subsidiary agreed Thursday to pay $264.4 million to the DOJ, SEC, and Federal Reserve to resolve FCPA offenses for awarding prestigious jobs to relatives and friends of Chinese government officials to win banking deals.

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Monday
Nov142016

Russell Stamets: India Cancels Corruption

Like the miasma of foul air and failed policies that choked New Delhi and closed schools last week, the Indian government’s sudden declaration that more than 80 percent of its circulating currency is invalid left many across the country stung and choked. 

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Tuesday
Nov082016

China bank muzzles New York compliance chief, pays $215 million penalty

The Agricultural Bank of China was penalized $215 million Friday after it "silenced and severely curtailed the independence" of its New York branch's chief compliance officer who tried to expose and stop suspicious transactions at the bank.

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Wednesday
Nov022016

NYT Report: GSK ignored whistleblower who reported China fraud and bribery

A report by David Barboza of the New York Times details how an apparently highly-placed whistleblower in GlaxoSmithKline's China operation sent the head office in London a series of long, well-written memos about illegal sales practices that directors, executives, and auditors chose to ignore.

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Tuesday
Oct042016

Compliance Alert: Finding and dealing with ‘Red Hats’ in China

The old Chinese saying “money and power always come together” acknowledges the prevalence of using political power to gain business advantage in China. In ancient China, governmental officials opened their own businesses, which earned them the title “Red Hat Businessmen” alluding to the official hat under the Qing Dynasty of China.   

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Friday
Sep302016

GSK pays SEC $20 million to settle China FCPA violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday UK-based pharma GlaxoSmithKline plc will pay a $20 million civil penalty to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when China-based subsidiaries spent millions of dollars on pay-to-prescribe schemes for several years to pump up sales.

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Friday
Sep302016

DOJ breaks new ground with two ‘declinations with disgorgement’

The Justice Department released letters Thursday under the DOJ's Pilot Program to two Texas companies that won't be prosecuted for violating the FCPA but will each have to disgorge all profits they made from the bribery.

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Thursday
Sep292016

Misonix discloses possible China FCPA offenses

Medical device maker Misonix Inc. said Wednesday it self disclosed possible FCPA violations to the DOJ and SEC.

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Wednesday
Sep212016

Nu Skin violates FCPA with China charitable donation 

For just the second time in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act's 39-year history, a company was charged with FCPA offenses based solely on a charitable contribution that was intended to buy the influence of a foreign official.

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Tuesday
Sep202016

Event: The FCPA Blog NYC 2016 Conference (October 26)

The FCPA Blog will be in New York City on October 26 and I hope you'll be there too.

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Tuesday
Sep132016

Former CEO of Harris Corp China unit settles FCPA offenses with SEC

The former chief of Harris Corporation's Carefx subsidiary in China agreed to pay the SEC a civil penalty for helping bribe officials with up to a million dollars in gifts and covering up the scheme in Harris's books and records.

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