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Entries in Declinations (73)

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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Wednesday
Apr012015

FCPA enforcement report for Q1 2015

During the first calendar quarter, there were two corporate FCPA enforcement actions -- both through SEC administrative orders -- and one individual resolution.

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Tuesday
Feb032015

DOJ declinations for News Corp and 21st Century Fox

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc. and News Corp said Monday they won't be prosecuted by the DOJ for hacking voice mails or making payments to public officials in the UK.

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Wednesday
Oct012014

Enforcement report for Q3 2014

During the third calendar quarter, there was one corporate settlement of an FCPA enforcement action and two individual resolutions. (The third quarter last year was less active, with no corporate resolutions.)

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Wednesday
Oct012014

SEC ends Dialogic probe that was based on successor liabilty

Milpitas, California-based Dialogic Inc. said in August that the SEC had ended an informal investigation of potential FCPA violations by a company Dialogic acquired in 2010 and won't take any enforcement action.

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Friday
Feb212014

Double declination for Baxter

Big pharma Baxter International said Friday the DOJ and SEC have closed their FCPA investigations and the agencies won't take further action.

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Tuesday
Jan212014

Aaron Murphy talks about global bribery law and how the feds can help COs

I spoke with Aaron Murphy, author of the book, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Practical Resource for Managers and Executives and, as of 2014, a partner in the litigation practice of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's office in San Francisco.

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