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Entries in Panama (55)

Monday
Feb012016

SAP settles Panama bribes case with SEC for $3.9 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday that software maker SAP SE agreed to pay nearly $3.9 million to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by paying bribes to win business in Panama.

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Monday
Jan252016

Private jet owner, two others, plead guilty in New York-to-Panama money laundering sting

Three men who thought they were laundering $2.6 million from a penny stock fraud have pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn, New York.

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Thursday
Dec172015

Former SAP exec jailed 22 months for Panama bribes

A former regional director of enterprise software firm SAP International Inc. was sentenced to prison Wednesday for bribing officials in Panama to win government technology contracts.

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Friday
Aug142015

Bistrong to Garcia: ‘It gets better’

The story of Vicente Garcia, SAP's former head of sales for Latin America, reminded me of one of the darkest periods in my life -- the time before sentencing.

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Wednesday
Aug122015

Ex SAP executive admits paying ‘necessary’ Panama bribes

A former regional director of SAP International Inc. pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing Panamanian officials to win government technology contracts for SAP.

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Wednesday
Aug122015

Latin America Enforcement Report – August 2015

Here are highlights about Latin American corruption, enforcement, and compliance through July 2015.

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Friday
Jul242015

With win over Panama, did Mexico violate the Model Rules of Professional Conduct?

Mexico's win over Panama on the strength of a questionable referee's call was discussed Thursday in Felipe Maldonado Garcia's post. I'd like to analogize what happened in the match to the world of lawyering.

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Thursday
Jul232015

Mexico beats Panama 2-1, and a legal versus ethical dilemma lingers

The Mexico men’s soccer team beat Panama Wednesday night in Atlanta in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, on a 2-1 overtime win.

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Wednesday
Jun102015

Latin America Enforcement Report – June  2015

Here are highlights from Latin America in connection with corruption, enforcement, and compliance through May 2015.

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Thursday
Apr232015

Banks and opaque offshore structures: UK Privy Council weighs in

Last month the UK Privy Council delivered an important decision on the extent to which a bank is obliged to make inquiries into the underlying commercial purpose of offshore financial arrangements.

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Wednesday
Mar112015

From Latin America: The art of the intermediary

As Mike Scher said last week on the FCPA Blog, there are honest, decent people everywhere who want to do business the right way. And thank you Mike, for rightly calling business that depends on bribery an out of date practice that doesn't serve anybody.

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Monday
Dec292014

Bank Leumi fined $400 million, bans former U.S. compliance chief from compliance role

Israel's Bank Leumi will pay $270 million to resolve federal charges and $130 million to settle New York regulators' allegations that it helped U.S. taxpayers hide assets and income in unreported accounts in Israel and around the world.

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