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Entries in Monitors (39)

Monday
Oct152018

DOJ reduces compliance role for monitors

Brian Benczkowski, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal DivisionThe head of the Justice Department's criminal division issued new guidance to prosecutors that's likely to reduce the number of corporate settlements that require the hiring of compliance monitors.

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Tuesday
Mar132018

Xavier Oustalniol: French enforcement action under Sapin II

There is some recent news from the front lines concerning the Agence Française Anti-Corruption’s and French prosecutor's actions against companies that violate the French Anti-Corruption Law, Sapin II, and the use of the Convention Judiciaire d’Interêt Public.

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Wednesday
Feb012017

Laura Tulchin: To clean up big-time sports events, start with monitors

The former governor of Rio State, Sergio Cabral, was arrested in November on corruption charges. He was accused of taking bribes from construction companies. One of the contracts under investigation involved the renovation of the Maracana stadium ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.

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Thursday
Jun162016

DOJ: Biomet breached DPA

The DOJ said in a court filing this month that Biomet breached a 2012 deferred prosecution agreement "based on conduct in Brazil and Mexico."

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Monday
Apr042016

It's spooky: VimpelCom publishes an FCPA damage report

In its annual report filed with the SEC last week, VimpelCom described the continuing fallout from its February mega-settlement with U.S. and Dutch authorities for bribery offenses in Uzbekistan.

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Monday
Mar282016

Zimmer Biomet: Feds still investigating Brazil and Mexico FCPA allegations, DPA continues

Orthopedic device maker Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. said in a securities filing Friday the DOJ and SEC are still investigating possible FCPA violations in Brazil and Mexico.

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Thursday
Jan212016

Julie DiMauro: Let's keep the compliance monitor’s report confidential

The use of corporate monitors by judicial and regulatory government agencies to verify an organization’s compliance with settlement agreements and orders resolving corporate accountability continues to rise. The growing use of monitors has raised questions about the privacy of their reports and the public’s access to their findings.

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Monday
Jul202015

Louis Berger pays $17 million to resolve FCPA offenses, two former execs plead guilty

Louis Berger International Inc., a New Jersey-based construction management company, admitted violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and agreed to pay a $17.1 million criminal penalty.

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Wednesday
Mar182015

DOJ extends Biomet DPA for a year on Brazil, Mexico disclosures

Orthopedic device maker Biomet Inc. said in an SEC filing that the DOJ has extended for another year its 2012 deferred prosecution agreement that was part of a 2012 FCPA enforcement action.

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Friday
Jan242014

KPMG pays $8.2 million for violating auditor independence rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday charged accounting firm KPMG with violating auditor independence rules.

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Tuesday
Dec102013

Germany's Bilfinger in $32 million settlement for Nigeria bribes

Mannheim, Germany-based Bilfinger SE, an engineering and services company in the energy sector, agreed to pay a $32 million penalty to resolve charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by bribing government officials in Nigeria.

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Wednesday
Aug072013

Diebold discloses $48 million ‘agreed in principle’ settlement

Diebold Incorporated said in an SEC filing Tuesday that it will pay $48 million to the DOJ and SEC to resolve FCPA offenses.

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