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FCPA Blog Daily News

Friday
Sep082017

Fund dumps Petrofac shares on SFO probe concerns

An American mutual fund manager said in an SEC filing today that it sold all shares it held in Petrofac because of an ongoing corruption investigation by the UK's Serious Fraud Office.

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Friday
Sep082017

Hey, declinations WITHOUT disgorgement are still popular too

There have been seven declinations under the DOJ's Pilot Program since it launched in April 2016. The most recent one was in June this year involving CDM Smith Inc.

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Friday
Sep082017

Enforcement agencies to world: New technologies raise bar for due diligence

The growing complexity of third-party relationships, and the immediate regulatory and reputational risks of those third parties has procurement teams, compliance officers and legal departments working to figure out the best way to proceed.

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Thursday
Sep072017

Karen E. Woody: Declinations with disgorgement make me queasy. Here's why

As readers of the FCPA Blog are aware, the Pilot Program requires voluntary self-disclosure and cooperation with the government in order to be eligible for a declination from the DOJ.

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Thursday
Sep072017

Compliance Alert: Due diligence under the UK’s Criminal Finances Act 2017

The most important thing for a company to remember when dealing with the Criminal Finances Act Gross Human Rights Abuse provisions is that it appears to be designed as a strict liability regime with no statutory defenses available.

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Thursday
Sep072017

Felipe Rocha dos Santos: New guidance for Brazil anti-corruption settlements

In August 2013, Brazil’s game-changing Clean Companies Act introduced the leniency agreement, a deferred prosecution deal for companies willing to plead guilty and settle corruption charges.

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Wednesday
Sep062017

Job: Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist

Job Title: Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist

Employer: Rockwell Collins Inc.

Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA

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Wednesday
Sep062017

Compliance Alert: Another reason life is hard for defense contractors

There are no two ways about it. Indirect offset transactions are burdensome. 

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Wednesday
Sep062017

Andy Spalding: How could we make the Pilot Program even better?

The fall is upon us, the academic year has begun, and the season is right for reflecting on all that is good and all that could be better. In the FCPA space, among the biggest stories of the last year has been the Pilot Program -- an experimental enforcement policy first announced in April 2016.

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Tuesday
Sep052017

Richard Bistrong: No, the Baptiste case isn't another Africa sting

The DOJ announced last week that a retired U.S. Army colonel, Joseph Baptiste, was charged in a complaint for his alleged role in a foreign bribery and money laundering scheme in connection with "a planned $84 million port development project in Haiti."

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Tuesday
Sep052017

Worth MacMurray: A front end ISO 37001 certification audit sure beats a back end DOJ investigation

Is my anti-corruption program effective or not effective? In the United States, companies only receive the definitive answer to that question in worst case scenarios -- at the back end of a governmental program evaluation, typically while under FCPA scrutiny by the DOJ.

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Monday
Sep042017

New UK law: Liability for ‘profiting from’ gross human rights abuses

The UK's Criminal Finances Act, a new law that expands remedies for UK prosecutors to use against gross human rights abuses, also targets activity “connected to” gross human rights abuses.

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