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Last year 27 companies paid about $2.48 billion to resolve FCPA cases. It was the biggest enforcement year in FCPA history. Both the number of enforcement actions and the overall amounts paid to resolve them were records.
While the U.S. share of Odebrecht's "global" criminal penalty for its December 21 FCPA resolution is not yet known, it's going to be at least $260 million. Its subsidiary, Braskem, agreed to pay the DOJ and SEC $159.8 million for FCPA offenses. If you combine them, their $419.8 million settlement lands fifth on our list of the biggest FCPA cases of all time.
Teva Pharmaceutical's $519 million resolution Thursday landed fourth on our list of the ten biggest FCPA cases of all time. It's the first time an Israeli company has appeared in the top ten.
Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. agreed Thursday with the DOJ and SEC to resolve FCPA violations through a deferred prosecution agreement and total payments of $519 million.
Since the FCPA Blog started tracking the ten biggest FCPA enforcement actions more than six years ago, most companies appearing on the list have been from outside the United States.
Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical said in a securities filing Tuesday it has reserved $520 million for an FCPA settlement.
Last week's $412 million enforcement action against Och-Ziff Capital Management Group landed fourth on our list of the ten biggest FCPA cases of all time.
During the first calendar quarter, there were eight corporate FCPA enforcement actions and three individual resolutions.
The UK Serious Fraud Office charged another individual Tuesday as part of the ongoing investigation into Alstom.
Thursday's $397.6 million enforcement action against VimpelCom Ltd. and its Uzbek unit landed in the sixth spot on our list of the top ten FCPA cases of all time.