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Entries in Donald Trump (16)

Monday
Jun112018

Bill Steinman: The FCPA is not dead redux

Last week the Department of Justice reminded us that the FCPA remains a force to be reckoned with. And for the second time in as many years, I’ve taken to my keyboard to remind the world that, despite so many hopes and predictions, FCPA enforcement is not dead.

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Thursday
Jan252018

Marc Le Menestrel: Does your company question its own corruptibility?

Corruption can no longer be addressed as a legalistic or compliance issue by executives and directors. Nor is it enough to regard it as an ethical issue. Righteousness is not and will never be a guarantee for directors and executives.

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Tuesday
Dec192017

White House: Fighting overseas graft still top U.S. priority

Official White House PhotoThe White House yesterday released a national security paper defining U.S. interests and affirming the fight against corruption as a cornerstone of American foreign policy.

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Monday
May012017

POTUS: We'll enforce Global Magnitsky Act against human rights abusers and kleptocrats

The White House sent a letter to Congress pledging a commitment to the "robust and thorough enforcement" of the Global Magnitsky Act.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

AG Sessions: ‘We will continue to strongly enforce the FCPA’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that enforcing the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is critical to protecting honest companies from competitors who choose to pay bribes.

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Wednesday
Apr192017

Martin Kenney: Scrapping the extractive industries disclosure rule is a backward step

The SEC rule that would have required oil and gas and mining companies to disclose each year their payments to foreign governments was intended to increase transparency and prevent back-handers, bungs, and bribes from reaching those able to influence contractual decisions.

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Wednesday
Feb082017

SERAP writes President Trump, demands return of Nigeria’s stolen assets

The late General Sani AbachaA civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has sent an open letter to U.S. President Donald J. Trump urging his “Administration to attach and release to Nigeria some $500 million worth of U.S.-based proceeds of corruption traced to former Nigerian dictator General Sani Abacha.”

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Monday
Jan302017

Matt Kelly: Why should I give a %$#@! about overseas bribery?

The ethics & compliance community already knows we’re going to hear lots of chatter in coming months about easing the burden of compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Friday
Jan272017

Jeff Sessions: I'll enforce the FCPA 

In written answers made public Thursday, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that if he's confirmed as U.S. attorney general, he'll enforce the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Tuesday
Jan172017

Matt Kelly: Let's talk about an FCPA disclosure regime

So the Trump Administration has nominated a new SEC chairman in the form of Jay Clayton, dealmaker and securities lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell. The compliance community’s reaction seems to be vague concern, based on a paper (pdf) Clayton co-authored in 2011 criticizing FCPA enforcement.

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Wednesday
Dec072016

Richard Bistrong: Are politics really part of FCPA enforcement and compliance? 

Much has already been written about the November election and FCPA enforcement and compliance. My perspective comes from a five-year experience cooperating with the DOJ, and which spanned two administrations, including a complete change of leadership at the Justice Department after President Obama’s first electoral victory.

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Tuesday
Nov222016

The one thing President Trump needs to know about the FCPA 

Since the FCPA Blog started tracking the ten biggest FCPA enforcement actions more than six years ago, most companies appearing on the list have been from outside the United States.

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