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Elizabeth K. Spahn Editor Emeritus 

Cody Worthington Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn Contributing Editor

Bill Waite Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong Contributing Editor 

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FCPA Blog Daily News

Wednesday
Jul242019

World Bank debars Merck business unit 

The World Bank debarred a business unit of a Merck subsidiary Wednesday for 12 months for a "fraudulent practice" involving a health project in Bangladesh.

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Wednesday
Jul242019

‘Bitcoin threat’ spurs central bank digital currencies 

On July 6, the head of Turkey’s central bank Murat Cetinkaya -- who in 2017 publicly stated that he felt threatened by Bitcoin -- was unexpectedly removed from his job by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Three days later, on July 9 the 11th Development Plan of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey was approved by the President and submitted to the Parliament. 

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Tuesday
Jul232019

SEC rewards ‘overseas’ whistleblower

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday it awarded an overseas whistleblower $500,000.

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Tuesday
Jul232019

From Maersk, AEC, and Shell, inspiring stories about changing corporate behavior

If you Google "corruption," you get 344 million hits. A large number, yes, but dwarfed by "change management” with 4.1 billion hits. This is even more than "leadership," usually the perennial front-runner in such corporate search exercises, with 3.53 billion hits.

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Monday
Jul222019

Microsoft pays $25 million to resolve widespread FCPA violations

Microsoft Corporation paid the DOJ and SEC $25.3 million Monday to settle FCPA offenses related to its operations in Hungary, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Turkey.

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Monday
Jul222019

Yes, ‘ethical culture’ can be measured

When the U.S. Department of Justice recently updated its “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs,” the enforcement agency unambiguously underlined how important it is for a company to create and foster a culture of ethics and compliance. But how does a company measure its culture of compliance, and what steps does it take in response to its measurement of the compliance culture?

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Monday
Jul222019

In Europe, freezing assets can violate human rights

The European Court of Justice  ruled on July 11 in Klyuyev v Council that the Council of the European Union acted improperly in extending the freeze on the assets of the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, his son and several members of Yanukovych’s administration.

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Friday
Jul192019

Job: Corporate Corruption Counsel

Job Title: Corporate Corruption Counsel

Employer: Stericycle

Location: Chicago, Illinois USA

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Friday
Jul192019

UK Enforcement: Former Unaoil partner pleads guilty

One of four individuals charged in the UK as part of the corruption investigation into Unaoil pleaded guilty this week to conspiracy to pay bribes.

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Thursday
Jul182019

Offshore shell companies reveal the hypocrisy of U.S. service providers

It may be perceived that Transparency International (TI), and its now-rebranded former U.S. branch, the Coalition for Integrity (CI), and I do not get along. In fact, we all want the same thing. However, we do not agree on the means to achieve the shared ambition of reducing global corruption.

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Wednesday
Jul172019

World Bank debars U.S. technology company

The World Bank debarred an American technology company Wednesday for 12 months for "collusive practices" involving a national ID project in Bangladesh.

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Wednesday
Jul172019

How Walmart outgrew its compliance program

Despite well-documented missteps in Germany and South Korea, the late 2000s were a dynamic time for Walmart’s expansion efforts worldwide. Beginning with forays into Canada, Mexico and the UK in the mid-90s, by 2015 Walmart International had become an empire unto itself, operating in 26 countries and accounting for over a quarter of the retail giant’s net sales.

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