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Entries in IBM (13)

Tuesday
May062014

Are Administrative Proceedings the New Civil Complaints?

Click to enlargeAt ACI's annual FCPA Conference last November, SEC FCPA Unit Chief Kara N. Brockmeyer disclosed that the SEC expects to rely more frequently on administrative proceedings (as opposed to more traditional civil court actions) to resolve FCPA-related enforcement matters.

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Tuesday
Oct012013

Enforcement Report for Q3 ‘13

DOJ and SEC enforcement of the FCPA slowed a bit during the summer months. But after a blockbuster Q2, the third quarter still saw four guilty pleas, one more than the prior quarter, and three declinations, up from two in the previous three months.

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Monday
Sep092013

China to Fortune 500: Confess, you'll feel better

Representatives of over 30 firms were gathered in a small Beijing hotel last month to receive a stern message from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) division chief, Xu Xinyu.

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Wednesday
Aug212013

Wal-Mart is no numbers game (Part One)

Wal-Mart is the largest retail organization on the planet. Indeed its nickname among financial analysts is “Planet Wal-Mart.” Repeatedly ranked Number One on the Fortune 500 list, Wal-Mart has more revenue than Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Amazon and Pepsi - COMBINED.

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Friday
Jul262013

Finally, a thumbs up for IBM settlement 

After a wait of two years, a federal judge Wednesday granted final approval for IBM's settlement with the SEC of civil FCPA charges.

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Monday
Jun172013

Corruption Risks -- China Travel Edition (Part I)

In any country, paying for travel for government officials, customers at state-owned enterprises, or customers at purely private enterprises can present corruption risks. . . .

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Thursday
May022013

IBM discloses broad new DOJ investigation

IBM said in an SEC filing this week that the DOJ has opened an FCPA investigation into transactions in Poland, Argentina, Bangladesh, and Ukraine. 'The DOJ is also seeking information regarding the company’s global FCPA compliance program and its public sector business,' IBM said.

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Monday
Dec242012

Judge Leon rejects SEC, IBM settlement

A federal judge Thursday angrily rejected a proposed 2011 settlement between the SEC and IBM, saying the  company should be required to report all accounting violations and not just FCPA anti-bribery problems.

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Thursday
Apr122012

Diageo's 'Rice Cake' Payments

There's always a danger that an unhealthy corporate practice, even an illegal one, will gain internal acceptance and legitimacy simply because it happens all the time.

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Monday
Apr112011

Socially Responsible Investing And The FCPA

The pro-business U.S. Chamber of Commerce is running a high-profile campaign to weaken the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. But not everyone in the business world is happy about that.

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