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Entries in FCPA (35)

Friday
Feb152019

Finding friendship after prison

Dick Cassin, left, and Richard Bistrong discuss the FCPA in NYC in 2016When I was released from prison in December 2013, one of my first digital activities was an on-line search of FCPA reporting in general and the Africa Sting case (where I was the DOJ cooperator) specifically.

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Tuesday
Feb122019

Hawaii businessman pleads guilty to FCPA offense

The DOJ said Tuesday that a Hawaii-based businessman admitted bribing officials from Micronesia. 

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Monday
Feb042019

Did real estate broker plead guilty under seal to outstanding FCPA charges?

A recent docket update by the Southern District of New York suggests that Andrew Simon, a Manhattan-based commercial real estate broker charged in 2017 with conspiring to violate the FCPA, has pleaded guilty under seal and is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.

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Thursday
Jan312019

My success led to a ‘dangerous silence,’ then to prison

During my decade as an international sales VP, I conspired with an agent to pass $15,000 to a Dutch police official in return for tender specifications tailored to my former employer’s product. That program was for every police officer in Holland, and it lasted for years, with contract extensions and re-fill orders.

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Thursday
Jan032019

Resource Alert: The FCPA Year in Review Webinar (January 9 and 17)

Steinman & Rodgers will be hosting a complimentary webinar reviewing the major FCPA developments of 2018, and looking forward to tends in 2019. 

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Friday
Dec282018

Here's how to prosecute foreign bribe takers

While it is impossible to know who initiates most bribe situations, the giver or the receiver, one thing is clear: no bribe can take place without both. It is for this reason that international conventions such as the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the UN Convention Against Corruption encourage state parties to address both sides of bribery in their national legislation. 

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Wednesday
Dec262018

Polycom reaches $16 million FCPA settlement for China bribes

American communication technology provider Polycom settled FCPA books and records and internal accounting controls provisions charges with the SEC Wednesday for using resellers and distributors in China to bribe government officials. 

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Tuesday
Dec182018

Foreign issuers beware: the FCPA’s accounting provisions aren’t limited to bribery

The SEC reminded foreign issuers on December 10 that accounting misdeeds not only constitute securities fraud, they can violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 

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Monday
Dec172018

Five years ago, I was walking out of prison

Whenever I hear about an FCPA sentencing that involves time in federal prison, I think of the day in July 2012 when I faced the judge and learned my fate.

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Monday
Nov262018

Are U.S. colleges and universities complying with the FCPA? 

Many initial discussions of the FCPA with the leadership of U.S. colleges and universities (Schools) begin with something like the following:

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Thursday
Aug072014

SEC staff recommends FCPA enforcement against Cobalt

Image courtesy of Cobalt International EnergyCobalt International Energy Inc. said Tuesday it received a "Wells Notice" in connection with the SEC's investigation of its operations in Angola and potential liabilities under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Wednesday
Aug062014

Creating an African alliance, enforcing our bribery laws 

We've been talking for years here at the FCPA Blog about the dangers of uneven anti-bribery enforcement among capital-exporting nations. I've written about what happens when some capital-exporter enforce a bribery prohibition while some do not; in particular, when the United States enforces and China does not. Not only can it put Chinese companies at a competitive advantage, but it will tend to promote the dominance of Chinese firms, and its government, in some of the more corruption-prone markets, particularly Africa.

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