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Entries in Russia (229)

Thursday
Nov052015

Russia considers penalties for corporate money laundering

The Federal Financing Monitoring Service of the Russian Federation drafted a bill that would ratify the Council of Europe Warsaw Convention of 2005 on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism, which Russia signed in 2009.

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Monday
Aug312015

Russian nuke official, two others plead guilty in FCPA-related case

A Russian official living in Maryland pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit money laundering for taking over $2 million in bribes in exchange for transport contracts with the Russian state-owned nuclear energy corporation.

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Monday
Aug032015

Olympics update: Beijing in, Boston out (Part One)

We learned Friday that Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, and that Boston withdrew from the 2024 race. From a corruption standpoint, there’s a lot going on here.

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Monday
Jul132015

From Russia with amnesia

Doing business in Russia has always presented significant risks for companies trying to comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act. Despite this, there's anecdotal evidence of businesses making investment decisions on the back of Google searches.

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Wednesday
Jun242015

Joseph Spinelli: Risk assessments should be functional and geographical

In our 2015 ABC Report, Kroll asked respondents to identify what they considered to be the type of corrupt behavior the chief compliance officer must guard against.

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Monday
Jun222015

Russia takes small steps to fight judicial graft

Although judges in Russia are generally immune from criminal prosecution, the law allows their prosecution for bribery. And each year, the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation opens multiple criminal investigations against judges for alleged bribe taking, with some cases resulting in convictions and punishment.

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Thursday
Jun112015

Russia considers imposing criminal liability on legal entities

The lower house of Russia's national legislature -- the State Duma -- has been considering draft amendments to the law on the criminal liability of a legal entity.

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Monday
Jun012015

Survey: Enforcement drives compliance, and whistleblowers rise

AlixPartners recently conducted its annual anticorruption survey which looked at the impact corruption has on corporate and economic growth. In particular, we explored the ways companies are identifying corruption risk and the steps they're taking to deal with the risks.

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Thursday
May282015

An Open Iran: Normalization dividend with a compliance nightmare

We are perhaps six weeks away from a deal which would open up a country shunned for nearly four decades.

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Wednesday
May272015

Putin signs law to ban ‘undesirable’ NGOs

Image courtesy of the KremlinPresident Vladimir Putin signed a law this month that allows prosecutors to declare foreign and international non-governmental organizations "undesirable" and arrest Russians cooperating with them.

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Monday
May112015

British procurement engineer jailed for taking foreign-project bribes

A British man was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to take bribes in connection with purchasing decisions for energy and infrastructure projects in Egypt, Russia, and Singapore.

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Thursday
May072015

Canada Senate adopts Magnitsky sanctions resolution

Image courtesy of justiceforsergei.comThe Canadian Senate adopted a motion calling for sanctions against those involved in the torture and death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and the cover up of the state crimes he exposed.

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