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Entries in Ukraine (34)

Friday
Oct192018

‘Dead’ Ukrainian found living in $5.3 million French castle

Police in France arrested a Ukrainian citizen who allegedly faked his death as part of an intricate and large-scale corruption scheme. 

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Friday
Sep072018

Ukraine court gives prosecutors access to anti-graft reporter’s phone records

Natalya Sedletska of RFE/RLA Ukrainian court ruled that authorities should have access to the cellphone data of an investigative reporter working on stories about anti-corruption investigations.

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Wednesday
Jun132018

American lawyer considered for Ukraine anti-corruption post

Tom Firestone (Image courtesy of Baker & McKenzie)Last week in Ukraine, the Rada (parliament) chose an auditor for the National Anti-Corruption Bureau.  A surprising finalist in the selection process was an American lawyer.

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Thursday
Mar222018

Martin Kenney: Eurovision scandal reveals weakness of UBO registers

Image courtesy of The Parkovy Convention and Exhibition Center As if to prove my point that open/public company ownership registers are only as good as the information declared and recorded, news broke last month that a UK office block was home to more than 100 potentially shady companies listed there.

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Friday
Jul282017

Feds close five-year FCPA probe of IBM

IBM said in an SEC filing that the DOJ and SEC have closed their FCPA investigations into transactions in Argentina, Bangladesh, Poland, and Ukraine.

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Friday
Jul212017

OFAC fines Exxon $2 million for violating Russia sanctions, Exxon sues

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control fined Exxon Mobil Corp. $2 million Thursday for signing a joint venture with Russia's Rosneft in "reckless disregard" of Ukraine-related trade sanctions.

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Thursday
Dec222016

Teva announces $519 million FCPA settlement

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.

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Thursday
Nov172016

Teva Pharma reserves $520 million for FCPA settlement

Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical said in a securities filing Tuesday it has reserved $520 million for an FCPA settlement.

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Tuesday
Apr052016

Panama Papers: Who are the winners now?

Image courtesy of the ICIJIt's not illegal for most people to own anonymous companies. Walt Disney used them to buy land near Orlando for Disney World. He didn't want prices to go crazy with news Mickey Mouse was coming to town.

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Monday
May042015

Vienna judge refuses to extradite Firtash to U.S., cites ‘political charges’

Screen capture from Euro News via YoutubeAn Austrian court Thursday refused to extradite a pro-Russia Ukrainian energy magnate to the U.S., saying FCPA and related charges against him were politically motivated.

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Monday
Apr272015

The BOTA Foundation explained (Part Ten): Lessons from BOTA

BOTA was the first foundation established to restitute assets associated with an FCPA prosecution to victims of corruption. What were its key lessons that could be relevant to future foundations established for the same purpose?  

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Wednesday
Apr222015

Compliance officers required under new Ukraine anti-corruption law

On April 26, a new law requiring companies to have compliance programs will come into effect in Ukraine. The law applies to almost all companies participating in public tenders and to state owned enterprises over a certain size. Among other things, it requires companies to appoint a compliance officer with responsibility for implementing the compliance program and reporting to shareholders.

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