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Entries in Declinations (67)

Friday
Sep092016

Cisco investigation ends with DOJ, SEC declinations

Networking giant Cisco Systems Inc. said in its annual report Thursday that following an investigation into operations in Russia and some CIS countries, the DOJ and SEC won't bring FCPA enforcement actions.

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Friday
Jul012016

FCPA enforcement report for Q2 2016

During the second calendar quarter, there were four corporate FCPA enforcement actions and eight individual resolutions (seven related to Direct Access Partners). There were also three guilty pleas by individuals.

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Wednesday
Jun082016

Here's what a Pilot Program declination letter looks like

After Nortek and Akamai resolved FCPA enforcement actions with the SEC Tuesday with non-prosecution agreements requiring cooperation and disgorgement, both companies released declination letters issued under the DOJ's new Pilot Program.

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Tuesday
Jun072016

Akamai, Nortek settle China bribe cases with SEC non-prosecution agreements

The Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday announced non-prosecution agreements (NPAs) with two unrelated companies for bribes foreign subsidiaries paid to Chinese officials.

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Monday
May022016

DOJ declination for Key Energy, SEC settlement reached ‘in principle’

Key Energy Services Inc. said Thursday the Justice Department informed the company that it has closed its FCPA investigation and won't bring an enforcement action.

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Tuesday
Apr052016

DOJ launches FCPA self-reporting pilot program with new guidance

Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. CaldwellAssistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell announced a one-year pilot program Tuesday intended to encourage companies to self report FCPA offenses and cooperate with the Justice Department.

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Thursday
Feb112016

SBM Offshore: DOJ re-opens overseas bribe probe

SBM Offshore confirmed Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice has re-opened its investigation into the alleged bribery of government officials in Angola, Brazil, and Equatorial Guinea between 2007 and 2011.

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Monday
Jan042016

The 2015 FCPA Enforcement Index

In 2015, 11 companies paid about $133 million to resolve FCPA cases. In the year's biggest enforcement action (which wasn't big by historical standards), BHP Billiton paid $25 million to the SEC to settle Olympics-related FCPA offenses.

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Thursday
Oct012015

FCPA enforcement report for Q3 2015

During the third calendar quarter, there were five corporate FCPA enforcement actions and one individual resolution.

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Friday
Jul312015

Mead Johnson: Lessons about enforcement practices and expectations to self-report

As reported by the FCPA Blog on Tuesday, infant formula manufacturer Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. entered into a settlement with the SEC, agreeing to pay just over $12 million to resolve allegations that it violated the FCPA’s accounting provisions.

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Wednesday
Jul012015

FCPA enforcement report for Q2 2015

From April through June, there were two corporate FCPA enforcement actions. There were also two individual guilty pleas, with one -- by Joseph Sigelman in the midst of his FCPA trial -- resulting in probation only and no jail time.

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Tuesday
Jun162015

PetroTiger joins Morgan Stanley with rare DOJ public declination

For only the second time in FCPA history, the DOJ Monday made a public announcement that it wouldn't prosecute a company that cooperated in building a case against a former officer.

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