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Entries in India (224)

Wednesday
Nov182015

Walmart cuts Q3 FCPA spending to $30 million

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday it spent $30 million on FCPA-related costs in its third quarter, with $22 million for ongoing investigations and $8 million for enhancements to its global compliance program.

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Thursday
Oct012015

SEC charges two Grant Thornton firms with violating auditor independence rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday charged Grant Thornton India LLP and Australia-based Grant Thornton Audit Pty Limited with auditor independence violations.

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Wednesday
Sep232015

World Bank: What evidence goes into a sanctions decision?

Image courtesy of the World BankThe prior post described the World Bank's procedures for handling allegations of fraud in Bank-financed projects. This post looks at the types of evidence and mitigating factors that can be part of a decision to impose sanctions.

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Wednesday
Aug192015

Walmart FCPA spending just topped $650 million

Walmart said in a management call Tuesday that FCPA and compliance-related costs were about $30 million during the second quarter, with $23 million for ongoing investigations and $7 million for the company's global compliance program. 

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Tuesday
Aug112015

Police: Former top Goa official ‘blackmailed’ Louis Berger

Former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat (Image courtesy of firstpost.com)Police sources in India said the former chief minister of the India state of Goa allegedly "blackmailed" Louis Berger International by refusing to approve work permits and invoices until the company paid bribes.

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Monday
Aug032015

Former Louis Berger VP arrested in India

Image courtesy of Louis Berger InternationalFormer Louis Berger vice president Satyakam Mohanty was arrested Monday on allegations of bribing Indian officials to win a water development project in the state of Goa.

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Monday
Aug032015

Olympics update: Beijing in, Boston out (Part One)

We learned Friday that Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, and that Boston withdrew from the 2024 race. From a corruption standpoint, there’s a lot going on here.

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Monday
Jul202015

Louis Berger pays $17 million to resolve FCPA offenses, two former execs plead guilty

Louis Berger International Inc., a New Jersey-based construction management company, admitted violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and agreed to pay a $17.1 million criminal penalty.

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Wednesday
Jul082015

Norway jails four ex Yara execs for India, Libya bribes

A court in Norway Tuesday sentenced four former senior executives of Norwegian fertilizer maker Yara International to prison, including the ex-CEO and former top lawyer.

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Tuesday
Jul072015

India police allegedly burn woman to death for refusing to pay bribe

Police in Uttar Pradesh are accused of setting a woman on fire after she refused to pay a bribe to free her husband.

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Wednesday
Jun242015

Joseph Spinelli: Risk assessments should be functional and geographical

In our 2015 ABC Report, Kroll asked respondents to identify what they considered to be the type of corrupt behavior the chief compliance officer must guard against.

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Tuesday
May122015

Former Alstom ethics and compliance chief charged in UK for overseas bribes

Budapest Metro (Image courtesy of Alstom)The UK Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday that it charged another former Alstom executive for bribing foreign officials.

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