The Department of Justice announced its forfeiture of more than $480 million in corruption proceeds hidden in bank accounts around the world by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha and his co-conspirators on Thursday.
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Wikileaks Tuesday released what it said is "an unprecedented Australian censorship order concerning a multi-million dollar corruption case explicitly naming the current and past heads of state of Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, their relatives and other senior officials."
A former and a current executive of Noble Corporation settled with the SEC without paying any penalties, according to a stipulation filed with the federal district court in Houston Wednesday.
A docket entry from July 1 for the U.S. federal district court in Houston said all deadlines in the SEC's civil FCPA enforcement action against two former Noble executives have been vacated "pending final settlement documents."
Federal district judge Keith B. Ellison denied motions for summary judgments filed by the SEC, and by former Noble executives Mark Jackson and James Ruehlen.
Snamprogetti Netherlands B.V. agreed to pay the Africa Development Bank $5.7 million in penalties for bribery related to contracts for liquefied natural gas production plants on Bonny Island, Nigeria.
A U.S. State Department official said corruption is hurting Nigeria's efforts to end the insurgency in the north east that's now destabilizing the entire country.
The London lawyer who helped KBR and its partners deliver nearly $150 million in bribes to Nigerian officials and went to prison for violating the FCPA has been disbarred by the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority.
As the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group meets in 2014 under the chairmanship of Australia, it is important that the countries make progress on their commitments detailed in the 2013-2014 G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan.
Kellogg Brown & Root LLC, Technip S.A., and JGC Corp. agreed to pay $17 million in penalties in a settlement with the African Development Bank (ADB) for corrupt practices by affiliated companies in connection with contracts for liquefied natural gas production plants on Bonny Island, Nigeria from 1995 until 2004.
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.