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On MLK Day: Thoughts about courage and compliance

Image by Luicille Clerc ( defines courage as the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. Thomas Jefferson said one man with courage is a majority. Martin Luther King proved Jefferson right. So did Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Abraham Lincoln.

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Shareholders move for sanctions against Wal-Mart ‘foot dragging’

Shareholders accused Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in a Delaware court filing Thursday of failing to comply with a court order to produce files from an internal FCPA investigation of alleged bribery in Mexico.

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OECD foreign bribery report demolishes compliance myths

The Bribery Act 2010 and Department of Justice guidance require businesses to have anti-bribery controls which reflect the risk they face in conducting business.

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Job: Regional Compliance Manager (Walmart -- Dallas, Texas)

Job Title: Regional Compliance Manager

Employer: Walmart

Location: Dallas, Texas

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We're teaching compliance at Pitt B-school

I have just finished my fourth year of teaching a course on compliance and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act created for the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Dispatch from the SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute (Part Five, conclusion)

The SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute could become the focus for an annual debate within the compliance field about the critical issues ahead. In honor of the SCCE’s 10 years of supporting compliance officers, here are my top ten suggestions for next year’s SCCE agenda:

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Open letter to the ‘New Walmart’ about Delaware litigation

Image courtesy of Walmart Stores IncWalmart has not produced any of the files ordered released by the Delaware Supreme Court in its July 23 opinion. The Delaware case could be dismissed in a chain reaction involving a similar case in Walmart’s home state, Arkansas, before any files are produced.

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Dispatch from the SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute (Part Three)

After three decades in the field, I realized at the SCCE tenth annual conference that something new is taking shape. Let's call it the second generation of compliance.

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Walmart's FCPA-related spend rate is falling fast

Walmart said in its latest SEC filing that FCPA and compliance-related costs for the first six months of its fiscal year (from February 1, 2014) fell to $96 million from $155 million a year ago.

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Robbins Geller sanctioned for relying on know-nothing ‘confidential witness’

Image courtesy of BoeingA plaintiffs law firm that specializes in securities class action litigation was ordered to pay sanctions to Boeing over a lawsuit  the firm pressed even though the crucial witness behind it didn't know anything relevant.

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MoneyPak prepaid cards lure fraudsters, money launderers

Federal authorities are investigating a wide range of fraudulent schemes involving a popular prepaid money card product called MoneyPak that lures consumers into sending money through the card.

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Walmart's wall of silence comes tumbling down

The veil of secrecy that the "old" Walmart drew over bribery allegations in Mexico since 2005 is falling apart. One reason is because the "new" Walmart has taken robust compliance initiatives and is more transparent. Another reason is because the Delaware Supreme Court is forcing the world's biggest retailer to open up about the past.

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