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Entries in FCPA (39)

Tuesday
May212019

Why we applaud the CFTC's anti-corruption enforcement efforts

It is no secret that the global commodities trading sector is rife with corruption risks. We at Global Witness have been investigating this for years, and have seen enforcement efforts fall short all too often. So we are pleased to see the chief U.S. commodities regulator, the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), start paying more attention to foreign corrupt practices.

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Monday
May202019

Practice Alert: Key differences in UK Bribery Act guidance versus FCPA guidance

The U.S. Department of Justice recently published new guidance on how it will assess corporate compliance programs. The DOJ Guidance streamlines previous U.S. guidance and expands on key subjects; providing a greater insight into how the the DOJ will approach its evaluation of compliance programs when considering whether a prosecution or other resolution is appropriate.  

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Wednesday
May152019

Whistleblower protection protocols are now a key element of FCPA compliance

As whistleblower protection continues to grow as an important part of the compliance landscape worldwide, companies should be prepared for the inevitable increase in incidents requiring investigation. This includes allegations of corruption and bribery, which can present significant challenges when raised through internal whistleblower channels.

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Monday
Feb252019

UK ends graft investigations of GSK and individuals at Rolls-Royce

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Friday it has closed bribery investigations into UK-based GlaxoSmithKline PLC and individuals at subsidiaries of Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC.

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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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