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Entries in France (119)

Friday
Oct192018

‘Dead’ Ukrainian found living in $5.3 million French castle

Police in France arrested a Ukrainian citizen who allegedly faked his death as part of an intricate and large-scale corruption scheme. 

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Wednesday
Sep192018

Bonifassi and Chatelin: France has DPAs, but needs more guidance

The French government enacted the law commonly known as Loi Sapin II, paving the way for out-of-court settlements, on December 9, 2016. And the French Ministry of Justice issued regulatory guidelines on the subject on January 31 this year.

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Tuesday
Sep182018

Daniel Patrick Wendt: Did the DOJ give SocGen an unofficial discount?

On June 5, Société Générale SA (or SocGen) agreed to settle Libya-related corruption allegations in a coordinated resolution with U.S. and French authorities. As part of the settlement, the company entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the Department of Justice over FCPA charges, while one of its subsidiaries, SGA Société Générale Acceptance NV, pled guilty on a count of conspiring to violate the FCPA. 

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Tuesday
Sep042018

Sanofi pays $25 million to resolve widespread FCPA offenses

Big pharma Sanofi agreed Tuesday to pay $25.2 million to resolve charges that it paid bribes across the Middle East and in Kazakhstan to win business.

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Monday
Aug272018

SEC completes Legg Mason FCPA enforcement action

The Securities and Exchange Commission issued an administrative order Monday that completed the feds' earlier $64 million FCPA enforcement action against investment manager Legg Mason Inc.

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Thursday
Jul192018

Bill Waite: Progress, yes. But victory against corruption remains uncertain

In the prior post and this one, I'm looking at big events and trends since the FCPA Blog started publishing 11 years ago, and their impact on corruption, enforcement, and compliance.

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Wednesday
Jun202018

Michel Sapin: Sapin II retakes French sovereignty

Michel SapinFormer French Finance Minister Michel Sapin and four other panelists convened last week at the Panthéon-Assas University’s historical Place du Panthéon campus in Paris to discuss the application of the Sapin II law that came into effect in December 2016.

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Thursday
Jun142018

Andy Spalding: Will FIFA now follow the IOC’s lead?

The 2026 FIFA World Cup vote already reflects the significant steps FIFA has taken to reduce corruption. Will it now follow the International Olympic Committee example and take the next step?

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Wednesday
Jun062018

Illya Antonenko: Does Sapin II allow due diligence under the GDPR?

On May 24, I wrote a post for the FCPA Blog about TRACE's concerns that Article 10 of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) presents an obstacle to anti-bribery due diligence of third parties, and how we have advocated for an EU-wide, or at least a national-level, solution.

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Tuesday
Jun052018

Olympic compliance and Paris 2024: It’s France’s turn to lead

The Paris 2024 Summer Olympics present an historic opportunity for the Olympic Movement, the French compliance industry, and the global anti-corruption effort. In a brief two-year span -- 2016 to 2017 -- three extraordinary events converged:

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Monday
Jun042018

Legg Mason resolves Libya-related FCPA charges for $64 million

Legg Mason Inc., a Maryland-based investment management firm, settled FCPA violations in Libya caused by its partner Société Générale S.A., by agreeing Monday to pay $64.2 million in penalties and disgorgement.

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Monday
Jun042018

SocGen pays $585 million to resolve Libya FCPA offenses

In the first coordinated enforcement action by the DOJ and French authorities in an overseas corruption case, a Paris-based bank agreed Monday to settle charges that it paid over $90 million in bribes to officials in Libya during the Qaddafi regime.

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