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FCPA Blog Daily News

Entries in VimpelCom (24)

Monday
Nov262018

MTS reserves $840 million for FCPA settlement

Alexey Kornya, MTS president and CEORussia’s biggest mobile phone company said it reserved $840 million to resolve a possible FCPA enforcement action by the DOJ and SEC.

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Wednesday
Oct032018

SFO moves to seize Karimova assets

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Wednesday it is trying to recover assets bought with money connected to corrupt deals in Uzbekistan.

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Friday
Sep212018

Is compliance failing?

During most interviews, I'm asked this question or something like it: More companies than ever have compliance programs. Yet huge scandals keep making headlines. What gives?

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Tuesday
Jul102018

How do kleptocrats spend the money?

Last week police in Malaysia arrested former prime minister Najib Razak after seizing $273 million of loot from his houses and condos.

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Friday
Mar242017

Dutch, U.S. investigate ING for corruption

ING is under criminal investigation by Dutch prosecutors for money laundering and corruption in Uzbekistan, and authorities in the United States have also requested information from the bank.

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Thursday
Jan122017

VimpelCom and Telia prosecutor to speak at DC event (February 16)

Miranda van TurennoutDutch prosecutor Miranda van Turennout will deliver the keynote speech at GIR Live in Washington, DC on February 16.

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Tuesday
Nov292016

Geert Vermeulen: With U.S. help, Dutch enforcement makes dramatic leap

For many years the Dutch government lagged behind countries like the United States, the UK and Germany enforcing anti-corruption laws. But that has recently changed in a dramatic way.

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Friday
Oct282016

Och-Ziff and Embraer join our Top Ten Disgorgement List

Two recent enforcement actions included disgorgements to the SEC that are among the ten biggest FCPA disgorgments of all time.

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Monday
Sep192016

Cathalijne van der Plas: Once a laggard, the Netherlands finally tackles overseas bribery

First the good news. The Netherlands ranked fifth on the latest Corruption Perceptions Index, up from eighth last year, and now trailing only Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and New Zealand on the CPI.

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Thursday
Sep152016

Telia receives $1.4 billion settlement offer from U.S., Dutch authorities for Uzbekistan bribes

Telia chairman Marie Ehrling image (courtesy of Telia)Sweden's Telia Company said Thursday it received a proposal from U.S. and Dutch authorities to pay $1.4 billion to settle allegations of overseas bribery.

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Wednesday
Sep072016

Report: VimpelCom Russia chief, other execs named in bribe probe

Mikhail Slobodin (Image courtesy of VimpelCom)There's news this morning about a rare Russian investigation into at least three high-profile executives accused of bribery.

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Friday
Jun172016

Ericsson confirms FCPA probe 

Image courtesy of EricssonSwedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson said in a statement posted on its website Friday that authorities in the United States have questioned the company about its anti-corruption program and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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