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Entries in United Nations (70)

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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Wednesday
Sep102014

Glamorous first daughter named in Uzbek organized crime probe

Gulnara Karimova (Courtesy of Fashion TV via YouTube)The Uzbek prosecutor-general's office has said a person named "Karimova G." is a suspect in a case against an organized criminal group.

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Thursday
Jun262014

Afghan election official quits after fraud allegations

A top Afghan election official resigned Monday after the leading presidential candidate leaked tapes allegedly featuring the official discussing ways to rig the country's upcoming presidential election.

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Monday
Dec092013

December 9 is International Anti-Corruption Day

December 9 is the UN's international anti-corruption day.

On October 31, 2003, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption and requested that the Secretary-General designate the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as secretariat for the Convention’s Conference of States Parties.

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Thursday
Dec052013

What does it take to change the world?

Professor Elizabeth Spahn spoke for victims of bribery before most of us had discovered the topic. She has defended compliance as pro-business and condemned bribes for destroying capitalism. More eloquently than anyone else, she has stood for the idea -- once derided and now embraced -- that compliance and enforcement can change the world and help people live better lives.

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