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Entries in Libya (44)


Is willful blindness an affliction that can be cured?

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has done a tremendous job of detailing the fall from grace of engineering giant SNC-Lavalin’s former $5 million-per-annum CEO, Pierre Dunhaime, after the company become mired in a major corruption scandal which has gripped Canada and already claimed political scalps. 

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Daniel Patrick Wendt: Did the DOJ give SocGen an unofficial discount?

On June 5, Société Générale SA (or SocGen) agreed to settle Libya-related corruption allegations in a coordinated resolution with U.S. and French authorities. As part of the settlement, the company entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the Department of Justice over FCPA charges, while one of its subsidiaries, SGA Société Générale Acceptance NV, pled guilty on a count of conspiring to violate the FCPA. 

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SEC completes Legg Mason FCPA enforcement action

The Securities and Exchange Commission issued an administrative order Monday that completed the feds' earlier $64 million FCPA enforcement action against investment manager Legg Mason Inc.

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Bill Waite: How corrupt regimes changed today’s world

In 2007 Dick Cassin had the idea of starting the FCPA Blog. His mission: “to help compliance professionals and others everywhere understand how corruption happens, what it does to people and institutions, and how anti-corruption laws and compliance programs work.”

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Legg Mason resolves Libya-related FCPA charges for $64 million

Legg Mason Inc., a Maryland-based investment management firm, settled FCPA violations in Libya caused by its partner Société Générale S.A., by agreeing Monday to pay $64.2 million in penalties and disgorgement.

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SocGen pays $585 million to resolve Libya FCPA offenses

In the first coordinated enforcement action by the DOJ and French authorities in an overseas corruption case, a Paris-based bank agreed Monday to settle charges that it paid over $90 million in bribes to officials in Libya during the Qaddafi regime.

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Legg Mason reserves $67 million for FCPA settlement

Fund manager Legg Mason, Inc. said Wednesday it expects a settlement soon of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation into a unit that managed money for the Libyan government.

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Sarkozy faces corruption charges

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was charged Wednesday with corruption and taking illegal campaign contributions from the Libyan government.

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SocGen faces U.S., France probes for Libya payments

Société Générale said in a disclosure Monday that it is under investigation in France for possible violations of French anti-corruption law and in the United States for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offenses.

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Och-Ziff middleman pleads guilty to Africa bribes

The son of a former Prime Minister of Gabon pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing government officials in Africa.

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Och-Ziff settles with SEC, DOJ for $412 million

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group resolved one of the biggest FCPA enforcement actions ever Thursday, agreeing to pay the DOJ and SEC $412 million for criminal and civil violations.

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Och-Ziff lifts FCPA reserve to more than $400 million

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC said Tuesday it has doubled its reserve for an FCPA settlement to more than $400 million.

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