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Thomas Fox Contributing Editor

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FCPA Blog Daily News

Friday
Aug162019

Compliance Alert: Mexican government grants itself right to seize and sell ‘unexplained’ corporate assets

Last Friday the Mexican government issued the National Law for Dominion Extinction in a direct attempt to ameliorate and control the product of illicit activities such as corruption and money laundering.

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Thursday
Aug152019

Avianca discloses new FCPA investigation

Colombia's national airline said in a U.S. securities filing Thursday that it is investigating possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery laws because of free and discounted tickets and upgrades given to government officials in various countries.

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Wednesday
Aug142019

World Bank debars Chinese construction company

The World Bank debarred a Chinese construction company Wednesday for 15 months for a "fraudulent practice" involving a project in Samoa.

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Wednesday
Aug142019

WeWork: Overseas growth and agents create special FCPA compliance risks

WeWork’s parent company said in an SEC filing Wednesday for a possible IPO that its potential exposure to liability under laws such as the FCPA is likely to increase because of the way it does business.

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Wednesday
Aug142019

Beny Steinmetz indicted in Switzerland for bribery

Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz and two associates are facing criminal charges in Switzerland for allegedly paying bribes to win mining licences in Guinea between 2005 and 2010.

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Tuesday
Aug132019

Ukraine businesses learn to Plan-Do-Check-Act

In early July, I was part of a panel at an international anti-corruption conference in Ukraine organized by the Kyiv School of Economics and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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Monday
Aug122019

Ex-Alstom exec wants ‘delayed’ FCPA case tossed

A former Alstom executive arrested in 2014 for FCPA and related offenses has asked a federal judge to dismiss the charges against him because the DOJ has denied his right to a speedy trial.

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Monday
Aug122019

Warning: Flawed Codes of Conduct can create ethical complacency

In a recent post, I shared insights from a code-of-conduct best practice study I recently conducted in collaboration with SAI Global. As noted in that post, “companies …are not neglecting all the design elements needed for the code to successfully influence the organization’s ethical orientation and culture. But… they fail to go all the way..."

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Friday
Aug092019

Are ‘news deserts’ the latest risk factor for corruption?

UNC Professor Penny AbernathyThe journalism school at the University of North Carolina has produced an extensive and brilliant report about the sad decline of the American newspaper industry.

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Thursday
Aug082019

What compliance officers can learn from the Notre-Dame fire

On July 16, the New York Times published a special minute-by-minute analysis of events during the April 15 fire in Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. That analysis, which includes interactive 3D diagrams of Notre-Dame and the response by firefighters, is worth reading because it indicates how close Notre-Dame came to collapse and how much firefighters risked their lives to reach critical areas of the fire and prevent that collapse.

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Wednesday
Aug072019

SFO issues guidance for corporate cooperation

SFO Director Lisa OsofskyThe UK Serious Fraud Office published a five-page memo Tuesday that tells companies the steps they should take if they decide to cooperate with the agency in an investigation.

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Tuesday
Aug062019

What happens to allegations of ‘prohibited conduct’ at the European Investment Bank?

The European Investment Bank (EIB) recently published its Fraud Investigations Activity Report for 2018, reflecting the EIB’s ”zero tolerance” to fraud and corruption (and other Prohibited Conduct) that's defined in the Bank’s Anti-Fraud Policy. 

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