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Thursday
Jun212012

What The Best Dressed Defendants Are Wearing

Corruption and religious headgear most famously appeared together in the United States on the day when Washington Über-lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty.

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Thursday
Jun212012

$4 Billion Lost To Corruption In Southern Sudan

Since 2005, Southern Sudan has collected about $10 billion in oil revenues. The stolen funds would therefore constitute 40% of the country’s oil revenues.

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Wednesday
Jun202012

How Wal-Mart Torched FCPA Reform

A letter from two Congressmen to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said companies that had settled FCPA cases or were under investigation for foreign bribery had helped lead efforts to narrow the scope of the law.

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Tuesday
Jun192012

Nigeria Missing Billions In Public Fuel Funds

Nigeria is struggling to make sense of a report that says high-level officials and business people stole $6.8 billion in public funds intended to subsidize the cost of fuel.

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Tuesday
Jun192012

Another LatiNode Exec Jailed

'Just like the beginning, the end of the Salvoch enforcement action also flew under the radar,' Mike Koehler said.

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Tuesday
Jun192012

Not So Fast: Are DOJ Flops Always Failures?

When Roger Clemens and FCPA defendants walk, should we only see failure by the DOJ?

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Tuesday
Jun192012

Semi-Tough Compliance Programs

Jeff Kaplan thinks about why so many compliance programs lack punch.

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Monday
Jun182012

Virginia Firm Pays $8.82 Million In Bribes Case

The DOJ's two-count criminal information filed in the Eastern District of Virginia charged DS&S with conspiring to violate FCPA’s anti-bribery provisions and a substantive FCPA count.

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Monday
Jun182012

Suspension & Debarment Part II: ‘Seriously, S&D May Not be Used to Punish Contractors’

As contractors like BAE and Siemens have settled large (FCPA-related) enforcement actions with the U.S. Government, there has been an epidemic of misleading and erroneous statements made about the role of suspension and debarment in the FCPA context.

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Monday
Jun182012

What the Professionals Are Saying

'I have thoroughly reviewed ethiXbase and use it in my compliance legal practice. You should as well.' -- Tom Fox, compliance attorney and author of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog

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Monday
Jun182012

In Algeria, China Telecoms Execs Sentenced For Bribery

According to a report on the French language news site Le Soir D’Algerie, they were accused of paying bribes amounting to $10 million to a senior official working at state-owned Algérie Télécom, through offshore accounts in Luxembourg.

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Sunday
Jun172012

On Father's Day

Today was spent cleaning out the house after one parent had died and the other had gone to live in a place where she'll have the help she needs.

Going through closets, sorting their belongings into piles, and finding something special.

In an old wallet of Dad's was an envelope sent by airmail from Asia. Inside the envelope was a note dated September 18, 1995.

It said,

Dear Dad,

Congratulations on your retirement and thank you for working so hard to take care of our family.

No one ever has everything they want, but our family always had everything we needed.

Mainly we had a wonderful father who loved us. . . .

Finding the note among his things reminded us that Dad worked nearly ten years beyond the normal retirement age. And that he was always cheerful about doing his duty.

This year, on Father's Day, we were glad for the chance to be doing our duty as a son.