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Entries in James Giffen (32)

Thursday
Mar202014

It's Simple: The Nigerian Money is the Nigerians’ Money

Friends of the FCPA Blog -- Sandy Sierck and Nick Diamond, who represent the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project in Nigeria -- have another good idea. For years, SERAP has been petitioning the DOJ and SEC to return enforcement revenues to the real victims of overseas corruption: the citizens of the corrupt governments. Their latest proposal is a slam dunk.

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Monday
Jun102013

Wal-Mart’s Victims, Part XIV: We Did It Before, We Can Do It Again

I suggested in the last post that using the proceeds of an FCPA enforcement action to directly compensate overseas victims had been done before.  And it really worked. Or I should say, it is still working, to this day.

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Wednesday
May302012

A Reply To The New Republic

An article in The New Republic by Steve LeVine about the Wal-Mart bribery scandal stood out, but for the wrong reasons. It was thinly sourced and logically weak . . . .

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Friday
May042012

To Mexico, from Nigeria, via Kazakhstan: On the Trail of a Great Idea (Part 2)

Last post, I discussed the proposal from Nigeria’s Social-Economic Rights and Accountability Project to establish a mechanism for using the proceeds of FCPA settlements to help bribery victims.

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Wednesday
Aug312011

Handling Naaman's Secret Evidence

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, Ousama Naaman's sentencing is on hold while he and the government review new evidence that may be classified.

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Tuesday
Jul192011

Worst FCPA Prosecutions Ever

We have enormous respect for those who serve the public, including the prosecutors at the DOJ. Without them, the 'rule of law' would just be pretty words.

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Thursday
May122011

FCPA Defendants Face The Verdict Of History

Should anyone be surprised by the guilty verdicts handed down Tuesday in the Lindsey case? Not at all. History, and the odds, are always against FCPA defendants.

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Tuesday
Nov302010

Wikileaks, SEC Whistleblowers, and Giffen

A reader stitches together enforcement topics in new ways.

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Monday
Nov292010

Doing Better For The World

Professor Andy Spalding: The Giffen prosecution shows why FCPA enforcement is a foreign policy debacle.

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Monday
Nov222010

No Punishment For 'Hero' Giffen 

Oil consultant James Giffen, 69, escaped jail time, criminal fines, and probation when he appeared Friday before U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley in New York.

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