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Entries in United Nations (74)

Wednesday
Oct142015

Dispatch from Turtle Bay: Short memories threaten the UN mission

There were expressions of surprise and shock at the UN last week over the arrest of former General Assembly President John Ashe on bribery and corruption charges. UN officials consistently said they had no idea of the scheme and that investigating it wasn't their responsibility.

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Thursday
Oct082015

Richard Bistrong: My UN bribery prosecution had a different beginning

When a TV news anchor asked me the difference between the alleged bribery scheme involving former U.N. General Assembly President John Ashe and my own, where I was charged with conspiring to bribe a UN official from 2001 until 2006, I said that from an investigatory perspective, they were opposites.

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Tuesday
Sep222015

Frédéric St-Martin: Whistleblowing from within the intelligence community

Many countries, including the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, require the disclosure of wrongdoing occurring within the intelligence community to be done internally.

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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
Jun082015

Cameron to G7: FIFA mess shows ‘cancer of corruption’

Image courtesy of HMGUK Prime Minister David Cameron took to the Huffington Post Saturday to blame corruption for many of the world's problems and to urge fellow G7 leaders to do more than meet graft "with a reluctant sigh."

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Monday
May042015

BNP trampled compliance officers, pays record $9 billion penalties for sanction offenses

Paris-based BNP Paribas S.A. was sentenced Friday for processing billions of dollars of transactions through the U.S. financial system on behalf of Sudanese, Iranian and Cuban entities subject to U.S. economic sanctions. 

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Monday
Apr202015

Is Petrobras the SEC's new Oil-for-Food scandal?

March 15, 2015 More than a million protesters demand President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment because of the corruption scandal at Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras. A compliance professional and regular reader of the FCPA Blog sent a fascinating note about the multi-billion graft scandal now brewing in Brazil involving the state-owned oil giant, Petrobras.

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Tuesday
Apr142015

Take Two: Mike Scher busts more compliance myths

In the prior post, I talked about a few myths that started during the Compliance 1.0 era and are now holding back the transition to Compliance 2.0.

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Monday
Nov172014

Public Wrongs, Private Actions: Civil Lawsuits to Recover Stolen Assets

With most enforcement pressure bearing down on corporate supply side bribe payers, it is no surprise that the business community feels beleaguered. The fundamental unfairness is of course the impunity with which bribe takers operate, a frequent topic on the FCPA Blog.

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Tuesday
Oct072014

How Alcoa avoided a $1 billion criminal fine while others got hammered

Leslie Caldwell, chief of the DOJ's criminal division, talked at last week's Annual Ethics and Compliance Conference in Atlanta. She covered the ten hallmarks of an effective compliance program and cooperation with the DOJ in FCPA and other white-collar investigations. Her examples of good and bad corporate behavior came from real life.

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Friday
Sep192014

UK appeals court upholds two Innospec executive convictions, reduces one sentence

The court of appeal Friday upheld UK convictions against two defendants, Dennis Kerrison and Miltiades Papachristos, in the long-running Innospec bribery case.

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Thursday
Sep112014

UN tribunal rules against whistleblower, sparks protests

The United Nations Appeals Tribunal has reversed a ruling in favor of a whistleblower who accused senior officials of retaliating after he alleged corruption was taking place in the UN peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.

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