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Entries in debarment (61)


African Development Bank debars Hitachi for South Africa bribes

The African Development Bank Group said Wednesday it reached a settlement with Hitachi Ltd. that includes a one-year debarment for sanctionable practices by Hitachi subsidiaries on an AfDB-financed power project in South Africa.

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The Big Ban: Let's use debarment and exclusion to promote personal deterrence

In a New York Times op-ed, former assistant U.S. attorney Eric Havian recommended using better methods to deter corporate misbehavior. "Exclusion," he said, "needs to be dusted off, modernized and used more frequently.”

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China-backed international development bank confronts graft worries

Chinese President Xi Jinping (C, front) meets with representatives of 21 Asian countries at the founding of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Beijing on Oct. 24, 2014. (Image courtesy of Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)News leaked a couple of years ago that China was promoting establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The AIIB will compete for project funding against the IMF, World Bank, and Asia Development Bank, all seen as being under the thumb of the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

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GW Law ‘Caught On’ Six Years Ago…

Image courtesy of GW LawYesterday, my FCPA Blog colleague, Dick Cassin, posted Memo to law schools: The world needs compliance officers, in which he implored law schools to train J.D. candidates in compliance. He also noted that while a few schools teach the FCPA and white collar courses, compliance is not taught in law schools.

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Snamprogetti pays $5.7 million to Africa Development Bank for TSKJ bribes

Snamprogetti Netherlands B.V. agreed to pay the Africa Development Bank $5.7 million in penalties for bribery related to contracts for liquefied natural gas production plants on Bonny Island, Nigeria. 

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Singaporean pleads guilty in U.S. Navy bribery scandal

A Singapore citizen formerly employed by Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA) pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States for his role in a scheme to overbill the U.S. Navy for husbanding services.

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MicroTech's proposed debarment shows vulnerabilities in federal small business contracting programs

On December 27, the Washington Post reported that the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) had proposed MicroTechnologies LLC (“MicroTech”) for debarment (as well as MicroTech’s CEO and founder, Anthony Jimenez). The SBA is alleging that, among other things, MicroTech and Jimenez submitted “false and misleading statements” in connection with the company’s application to the SBA’s 8(a) Program.

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Wal-Mart's December 2013 FCPA disclosure

Here's what Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said in its quarterly report (Form 10-Q) filed with the SEC on December 6:


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Smith and Wesson still deals with Africa sting legacy

Here's what Massachusettss-based gun-maker Smith and Wesson said in its annual report (Form 10-Q) filed with the SEC on December 10:


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Can anyone navigate the India defense blacklist?

India’s emergence as the largest importer of weapons in the world has coincided with well-intentioned efforts to clean up a procurement process with a history of bribery problems.

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Automatic Cross-Debarment: A Comparative Discussion

As readers of the FCPA Blog know, the U.S. federal government has traditionally cross-debarred contractors across the federal government -- once a contractor is debarred by one agency, that contractor is automatically debarred by all. Similarly, since 2010, the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) have had a cross-debarment agreement in place, providing for the mutual enforcement of debarment decisions with respect to the four harmonized sanctionable practices, i.e. corruption, fraud, coercion, and collusion.

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SNC-Lavalin says 32 employees requested amnesty

Scandal-plagued SNC-Lavalin said Monday that 32 employees came forward with requests under its corporate amnesty program between June 3 and August 31.

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