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FCPA Blog Daily News

Friday
Aug302019

SEC awards whistleblower $1.8 million for ‘stellar information’

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded more than $1.8 million to a whistleblower who provided critically important information and assistance to an enforcement action involving overseas misconduct. 

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Thursday
Aug292019

Juniper Networks pays SEC $11.7 million to settle FCPA violations

Juniper Networks paid the SEC $11.7 million Thursday to settle FCPA offenses related to its sales practices in Russia and China. 

 

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Thursday
Aug292019

French Enforcement: No sanctions in landmark Sapin II action

On July 4, the French Anti-Corruption Agency (AFA) issued its first decision on whether a company should be sanctioned for an insufficient corruption prevention program, pursuant to the landmark 2016 Law Sapin II (article 17). As per the law, the decision was made by a “Sanctions Commission” set up within the AFA but independent from the AFA Director.

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Wednesday
Aug282019

Audit firm RSM charged with violating independence rules

The U.S. unit of global accounting firm RSM International was charged Tuesday with violating the SEC's auditor independence rules on at least 100 audit reports for 15 or more audit clients.

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Tuesday
Aug272019

No easy solutions to the scourge of demand-side bribery

Imagine your house is on fire. In the front of the house, you have a fire department working tirelessly to put out the fire with water. In the back, someone is spraying your house with gasoline.*

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Monday
Aug262019

FBI recognizes efficacy of Cayman Islands’ exchange of information system

There have been several developments in recent weeks that have struck damaging blows to those who state that open public registers of Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBOs) are the only answer to global corruption and tax evasion.

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Thursday
Aug222019

Deutsche Bank pays SEC $16 million to settle ‘referral hiring’ FCPA violations 

Deutsche Bank paid the SEC $16 million Thursday to settle FCPA offenses related to its hiring of relatives of public officials in China and Russia. 

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Thursday
Aug222019

Job: Director, Integrity & Compliance

Job Title: Director, Integrity & Compliance

Employer: Snap Inc.

Location: Los Angeles, California USA

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Thursday
Aug222019

Canada’s new DPA regime brings internal controls to the forefront

Canada’s enforcement landscape may be changing. The Canadian legislator appears to be signalling a will to increase enforcement of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) (as well as other economic crimes) with the September 2018 adoption of the new Canadian Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime, also called the Remediation Agreement regime. The Remediation Agreement regime appears to place a greater focus on the importance of internal controls.

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Wednesday
Aug212019

What are the best months to open and close FCPA investigations?

Is there a favorite season or special time of the year that's best for closing FCPA investigations or disclosing new ones?

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Tuesday
Aug202019

Court rules Hoskins must face FCPA trial

Federal District Court Judge Janet Bond ArtertonA federal district court ruled Monday that Lawrence Hoskins, the British national who worked for Alstom, will have to face a trial for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related offenses.

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Monday
Aug192019

ABA resisting law to prevent money laundering?

The American Bar Association is apparently putting up a fight against proposed legislation that would help to prevent money laundering and a host of other crimes in the USA. At first glance, the story appears to defy logic: why would lawyers be against such meaningful and well-intentioned legislation?

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