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Entries in Conspiracy (50)

Friday
Mar312017

Texas aviation boss jailed for bribing Mexico officials

The owner and president of a Texas aviation company was sentenced to 18 months in prison Thursday for helping to bribe officials in Mexico.

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Tuesday
Mar282017

Former compliance chief jailed for wire fraud conspiracy

The former chief compliance officer of a registered broker-dealer in Woodbury, New York was sentenced to six months in prison for stealing money from overseas investors who thought they were investing in Dell, Berkshire Hathaway, and BlackRock.

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Friday
Apr222016

No FCPA jurisdiction based solely on conspiracy and accomplice liability, court rules

On March 16, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut affirmed its earlier ruling that a non-resident foreign national cannot be charged with conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or with aiding and abetting a violation of the FCPA, unless the government can show that he acted as an agent of a “domestic concern” or while physically present in the United States.

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Thursday
Dec172015

Former SAP exec jailed 22 months for Panama bribes

A former regional director of enterprise software firm SAP International Inc. was sentenced to prison Wednesday for bribing officials in Panama to win government technology contracts.

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Thursday
Apr232015

Did Bill Clinton violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?

Image courtesy of the Clinton FoundationIn 2005, former president Bill Clinton traveled to Kazakhstan to meet with its leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Clinton flew to Almaty with the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra on Giustra's private jet, the New York Times reported Thursday. Giustra was there to secure rights to Kazakhstan's rich uranium deposits.

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Tuesday
Jan062015

Pennsylvania consulting company boss indicted for bribing European development bank official

A federal grand jury in Philadelphia indicted the former owner and president of the Chestnut Consulting Group Inc. Tuesday for bribing an official of an international development bank.

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Monday
Apr142014

Two more Direct Access execs charged in Venezuela bank bribery

The former chief executive officer of Direct Access Partners LLC and a former partner at the brokerage firm were charged in federal court in New York Monday for bribery involving Venezuela’s state bank.

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Thursday
Mar202014

Marubeni will pay $88 million to resolve second FCPA action

Head office of Marubeni in Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan (courtesy of Wikipedia)Japan's Marubeni Corporation pleaded guilty Wednesday to eight FCPA charges, admitting it bribed Indonesian officials to win an electricity contract for itself and a partner, Alstom SA.

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Tuesday
Feb182014

Former PetroTiger co-chief pleads guilty

Image courtesy of PTS, a PetroTiger companyThe former co-chief executive officer of oil and gas services company PetroTiger Ltd. pleaded guilty Tuesday for bribing an official at Ecopetrol SA, Colombia’s state-controlled oil company, and defrauding PetroTiger by taking kickbacks.

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Monday
Jan062014

Two oil and gas execs charged, general counsel pleads guilty

Image courtesy of PTS, a PetroTiger companyTwo former CEOs of PetroTiger Ltd., a British Virgin Islands oil and gas company with operations in Colombia and offices in New Jersey, were charged with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act-related offenses, fraud and money laundering. And the company's former general counsel pleaded guilty to bribery and fraud, the DOJ said Monday.

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Friday
Dec202013

ADM pays $54.3 million to settle Ukraine tax bribes

A unit of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) pleaded guilty Friday to violating the FCPA by bribing Ukrainian government officials through vendors in exchange for value-added tax (VAT) refunds.

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Wednesday
Dec112013

SFO on Dahdaleh: ‘No aspect of this investigation was outsourced’

This was released Tuesday by the U.K. Serious Fraud Office:

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Statement: 10 December 2013

The SFO has today offered no evidence against Victor Dahdaleh, having concluded that there is no longer a realistic prospect of conviction in this case.

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