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Entries in Middle East (9)

Wednesday
Nov192014

Corruption and conflict: By the numbers

Last month, the DOJ's Leslie Caldwell, described the fight against corruption as “a necessary enforcement action to protect our own national security interests and the ability of our U.S. companies to compete on a global scale.” These comments not only apply to FCPA enforcement but also highlight the long-recognized notion that corruption can threaten peace and security. Today, the threat posed by corruption to security is especially relevant to Africa and the Middle East.

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Tuesday
Oct072014

Sanofi investigating payments in Africa, Middle East

French pharma Sanofi is investigating possible illegal payments in the Middle East and Africa from 2007 to 2012 following allegations from an anonymous whistleblower.

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Tuesday
Sep162014

Report: Leighton Holdings internal emails discuss huge Iraq bribes

Internal emails leaked from Australia's Leighton Holdings warn that a $24 million “facilitation payment” linked to a 2010 Iraq contract would “attract attention” from auditors.

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Tuesday
Jun172014

Study: Anti-graft rage fuels global jihad

We've talked about graft as a cause of war. Now the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has weighed in. It published a landmark study this month called Corruption: The Unrecognized Threat to International Security. Every policy-maker should read it, more than once.

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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
Dec172013

NCR posts investigation update

Image courtesy of NCR CorporationHere's what ATM-maker NCR Corporation said in its SEC filing (Form 8-K) this month about ongoing FCPA and OFAC investigations:

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Tuesday
Nov262013

Weatherford pays $152.6 million for FCPA violations, $100 million for trade sanctions

Weatherford International agreed Tuesday to pay $152.6 million to the DOJ and SEC for FCPA offenses in the Middle East and Africa and violation of the Iraq oil-for-food program.

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Tuesday
Nov062012

Foreign bribery fines should go to global legal empowerment, not domestic coffers

In the last three years, fines for violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) – under which corporations with ties to the U.S. face criminal penalties for paying bribes to foreign government officials – have exceeded $2.1 billion.

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Friday
Oct192012

Subpoena for NCR after whistleblower allegations

In an earnings call Thursday, Gavin Bell, the vice president of investor relations for Atlanta-based NCR, revealed more details about investigations of potential FCPA violations in China, the Middle East, and Africa.

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