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Entries in Mexico (183)

Thursday
Jul172014

Pemex loses appeal in bribe suit against Siemens, SK Engineering

A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by Mexico's state-owned oil company that accused Siemens and SK Engineering & Construction of bribing its officials to win refinery refurbishing work.

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Thursday
Jul172014

Walmart: After bribe probe, a new cast of characters

Walmart Chairman Rob WaltonWhatever the outcome of any eventual enforcement action against Walmart for alleged bribery in Mexico and maybe other countries, it's clear the world's biggest retailer is already a changed place.

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Friday
Jul112014

Showdown in Delaware: Walmart fights to keep its secrets

Walmart argued Thursday to the Delaware Supreme Court that shareholders aren't entitled to internal documents from an FCPA investigation that might show what executives and directors knew about alleged bribes paid to officials in Mexico.

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Monday
Jun302014

Walmart decision in Delaware could reset compliance roles 

The Delaware Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on July 10 for the Walmart case that I discussed in a recent post on the FCPA Blog. The issue is whether the Walmart board, or certain directors, knew about the alleged bribery and cover up from 2006 until 2012. The court will decide what files should be disclosed or if the case should be dismissed.  

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Wednesday
Jun112014

Key Energy bribe probe expands to Mexico

Key Energy Services Inc. said it is investigating allegation of possible bribery involving its Mexico operations.

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Tuesday
Jun102014

Walmart cuts quarterly FCPA-related spending by $20 million

Image courtesy of WalmartWalmart Stores Inc. said in its Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on June 6 that it cut FCPA investigations and compliance-related costs for the quarter ended April 30 by $20 million year-over-year.

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Sunday
Jun012014

Mexico issues arrest warrant for CEO in Oceanografia fraud probe

Amado Yanez Osuna, courtesy of Wikiedia Mexican authorities issued an arrest warrant for the chief executive officer of Oceanografia SA, Amado Yanez, accusing him of participating in crimes at the oil services provider.

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Friday
May162014

U.S. Treasury targets money-laundering network with Kingpin Act

The U.S. Treasury named eight individuals and 20 entities Thursday connected to Jorge Fadlallah Cheaitelly as designated narcotics traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).

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Friday
May022014

Walmart's half-billion-dollar FCPA spend

Walmart Inc. said it has spent $439 million in legal fees and other costs associated with investigations of alleged FCPA violations and revamping its global compliance protocol.

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Tuesday
Apr152014

Citibank hit with second Mexico fraud

Image courtesy of EVYFCitigroup Inc. said it has discovered another alleged fraud by a second company in Mexico, identified in a report by Oil Patch Asia as Representaciones y Distribuciones EVYA.

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Wednesday
Apr092014

H-P in $108 million settlement for Mexico, Russia, Poland bribes

Hewlett-Packard agreed Wednesday to pay more than $108 million to settle FCPA charges brought by the DOJ and SEC.

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Thursday
Apr032014

Latest FCPA disclosure from Orthofix (March 31)

Here's the full FCPA disclosure from Orthofix International NV in its Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 31.

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