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Entries in Disclosure (86)


Park-Ohio Industries warns about ‘zombie’ FCPA investigation

An American manufacturing company said last week it will stop updating disclosures about an FCPA investigation the SEC hasn't commented on for five years.

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Newco to investors: Corrupt competitors might eat our lunch

Trinity Industries, best known for making railroad cars, is spinning off part of its infrastructure business into a new public company called Arcosa.

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15 companies disclose new FCPA investigations

So far in 2018, 15 companies have disclosed new FCPA-related investigations. That means the pace of disclosure has slowed from the past couple of years.

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How are FCPA investigations disclosed?

FCPA investigations are usually disclosed either through SEC filings, agency releases, or company statements. 

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When do issuers disclose their FCPA problems?

During the first half of 2018, seven issuers resolved FCPA offenses with the the DOJ or SEC or both. When did the companies first learn about their potential FCPA offenses, (according to their own disclosures), when did they first disclose the potential offenses, and when did they finally resolve the offenses with the feds?

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SEC fines Yahoo $35 million for failing to disclose data breach

Yahoo! Inc. agreed Tuesday to pay a $35 million penalty to settle charges that it misled investors by failing to disclose one of the world’s largest data breaches in which hackers stole personal data relating to hundreds of millions of user accounts.

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What does this investigation disclosure mean?

The research team at FCPA Tracker reads stacks of SEC filings, and every FCPA investigation disclosure.

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Companies create special FCPA disclosures for China risks

It has been a common practice for SEC-registered companies with international operations to include FCPA enforcement as a "risk factor" that investors should consider before buying the company's securities.

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Six banks update disclosures about FCPA-related investigations

There are currently six banks with open disclosed FCPA-related investigations.

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Samantha Ezgar: Public officials should be required to disclose their cryptocurrency 

Disclosure rules for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are seriously lagging at the state and federal level. Without a standardized ethics framework to monitor public officials’ cryptocurrency transactions, potential conflicts of interest and even bribery can arise and remain undetected.

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These 77 countries have extractive industries disclosure rules

The U.S. Senate voted in February to repeal an SEC rule that would have required oil and gas and mining companies to disclose each year all of their payments to foreign governments for exploration and production rights, permits, taxes, and other things.

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Practice Note: How Bio-Rad’s old FCPA settlement became a ‘risk factor’

You would expect investors to be pleased and optimist when their company resolves an FCPA case by paying relatively moderate penalties and landing a DOJ non-prosecution agreement.

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