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Entries in General Electric (19)


Matt Kelly: Why should I give a %$#@! about overseas bribery?

The ethics & compliance community already knows we’re going to hear lots of chatter in coming months about easing the burden of compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Job: Senior Counsel - Compliance & Regulatory (General Electric - Evendale, OH)

Job Title: Senior Counsel - Compliance & Regulatory

Employer: General Electric

Location: Evendale, Ohio USA

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BELA Goes to Texas: Our Latest Forum on Corporate Ethics, Culture, Value and Performance

Our latest BELA Executive Ethics and Compliance forum was co-hosted by Dell. We gathered more than a dozen compliance executives from top-performing companies to talk about why culture, training and risk management should be part of an organization’s long-term sustainable business strategies.

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Alstom pays $772 million for FCPA settlement, SFO brings new charges

Alstom Chief Executive Officer Patrick Kron (Image courtesy of Alstom)Paris-based Alstom pleaded guilty Monday to bribing officials in Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the Bahamas. It will pay $772 million in criminal penalties to settle the charges, the DOJ said.

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Ex-Im Bank probes alleged kickbacks

Four officials of the U.S. Export-Import Bank have been removed or suspended during an investigation of alleged improper gifts and kickbacks, according to a report Monday by the Wall Street Journal.

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Job: Compliance Leader - Risk

Job Title: Compliance Leader – Risk

Employer: GE

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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For companies and workers, whistleblower case brings more pain

Last week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Asadi v. GE Energy (USA), No 12-20522, on appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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Fugitive Israel director arrested for Siemens bribes

Emblem of the Israeli police (image courtesy of Wikipedia)Israel arrested a former judge and state electric company executive who allegedly took bribes from Siemens in exchange for huge contracts to supply gas turbines.

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Civil Complaint Against GE Energy Tossed

Khaled Asadi claimed he was fired by the GE subsidiary for telling supervisors and a company ombudsman about potential FCPA problems.

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Diageo's 'Rice Cake' Payments

There's always a danger that an unhealthy corporate practice, even an illegal one, will gain internal acceptance and legitimacy simply because it happens all the time.

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Top Ten Disgorgements (March 2012)

Since we first listed the top ten FCPA disgorgements a year ago, two new companies joined the list -- Johnson & Johnson and Magyar Telekom. They replaced GE and Baker Hughes.

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Exec Claims GE Fired Him For Reporting FCPA Concerns

A former country manager in Iraq for a GE subsidiary claims he was fired for telling supervisors and an ombudsman about potential FCPA problems.

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