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FCPA Blog Daily News

Tuesday
Jul162013

Corruption isn't just 'over there'

In this 14-minute Ted Talk filmed in June, Global Witness co-founder Charmian Gooch names some well-known companies that help kleptocrats move, hide, and spend their money, and she explains how it's done.

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Tuesday
Jul162013

Virginia’s Shamefully Inadequate Ethics Laws, Part I: 145,000 Reasons Why Bob McDonnell’s Political Career May Be Over

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen (photo courtesy of www.governor.virginia.gov)In 2011, Phil Hamilton, a state delegate from Newport News, Virginia, was sentenced to 9-1/2 years in federal prison for bribery and extortion.

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Tuesday
Jul162013

The answer to corrupt competition

Steve Coll is the author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, a painstakingly researched account of how the world's most profitable corporation built its global influence.

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Tuesday
Jul162013

After Wal-Mart, a better future for the FCPA?

Amid reports that the U.K. government is considering allowing  facilitation payments in overseas business transactions, let's all remember that the world has moved on to better norms -- like “non-participation” in corruption schemes. And not giving tax deductions for bribery.

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Monday
Jul152013

China confirms detention of Glaxo execs 

Four senior executives of GlaxoSmithKline are being held in China 'on suspicion of economic crimes involving 3 billion yuan ($489 million) of spurious travel and meeting expenses, and receiving sexual favors,' Bloomberg said Monday.

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Monday
Jul152013

In Sierra Leone, don't call them bribes

On Transparency International’s latest Global Corruption Barometer, Sierra Leone scored worst of the sub-Saharan countries. But as Peter Clottey of voanews reported Sunday, Sierra Leone's leaders say TI has misunderstood the local culture.

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Monday
Jul152013

Three lessons from Wal-Mart's India adventure

Image courtesy of Bharti WalmartDespite Wal-Mart’s alleged misbehavior elsewhere, the company deserves a little sympathy for its ongoing troubles in India. Wal-Mart has fought the good fight against an administration in New Delhi that has spent decades stonewalling foreign retailers.

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Monday
Jul152013

Building the foundations: Bribery risk assessment as the basis of effective risk mitigation

July 11, 2013 saw the launch of Transparency International UK’s latest publication, Diagnosing Bribery Risk, a practical guide to effective bribery risk assessment. Conducting a comprehensive risk assessment is the foundation for successful risk management and mitigation. Without a clear understanding of your risks, it is impossible to know if you’re covering all the bases.

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Saturday
Jul132013

U.K. Supremes dish on judicial corruption

The recent decision of the UK Supreme Court in Kapri v Government of Albania [2013] UKSC 48 highlights the issue of systemic corruption in some national judicial systems.

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Friday
Jul122013

Alcoa partner talks about possible FCPA settlement

An Australian joint venture partner of Alcoa said this week that possible FCPA settlements with the DOJ and SEC for alleged bribes to officials of Bahrain's Alba could amount to more than $300 million.

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Friday
Jul122013

China Corruption Blotter (July 12, 2013)

Meng Jiangtao, a former Dean at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, was sentenced to ten years for misappropriating $386,396 and embezzling $43,970 when he cleaned out a research fund and forged signatures to make claims from the school. He confessed to the crimes after a school accountant discovered the financial irregularities. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn

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Friday
Jul122013

Ninth Circuit denies relief in FCPA appeal

Hollywood producers Gerald and Patricia Green lost an appeal of part of their FCPA-related sentence yesterday when a three-judge panel denied their request for relief from a $250,000 restitution order.

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