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Tuesday
Aug212012

In Indonesia, Two Anti-Corruption Court Judges Arrested For Graft

The Jakarta Globe said they were arrested by the KPK while receiving $15,000 cash in a parking lot from a defendant in another corruption case. All three are now detained.

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Tuesday
Aug212012

Behind The Story Of China's Deadly Fruit

Yanzhong starts his piece by recounting an April China Central Television report on the alarmingly lax practices of many Chinese suppliers of preserved fruit. This may sound familiar to regular readers of the China Compliance Digest

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Tuesday
Aug212012

If It Might Be Fun, It Must Be Illegal

Prague to Perth is more than 15 hours of flying time. Stops in Hong Kong to break up the trip are common, and for some people, necessary. But don't say that to the SEC.

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Monday
Aug202012

Gift Giving Rules In The UAE

Here's a summary of the United Arab Emirates' gift-giving rules from the global index of ethiXbase:

Gift-giving legislation can be found in the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct issued on 12 June 2010.

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Monday
Aug202012

On CNBC, Peterson Knocks DOJ, Morgan Stanley

It's hard to blame others when you've already pleaded guilty and been sentenced to prison. But Garth Peterson gave it a try in an interview Friday with CNBC.

Peterson was Morgan Stanley's former managing director for real estate in China.

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Friday
Aug172012

Former Agentine President On Trial For Graft

Photo courtesy of Biografías y VidasIn Argentina this week, the first-ever trial of a former president opened, fascinating the public and lifting the profile of the fight against corruption across Latin America.

Fernando de la Rua, left, is accused of "aggravated active bribery" and "misappropriation of public funds."

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Friday
Aug172012

China Corruption Blotter (August 17, 2012)

In Foshan City (Guangdong Province), Shengjian Engineering Supervision Co Ltd owner Qiu Huiqiang was charged in court with spending more than $156,000 from 1999-2011 to bribe civil servants from the Foshan Roads Authority, Traffic Investment Management Department and Traffic Development Construction Center in order to secure contracts for traffic project supervision.

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Thursday
Aug162012

Peterson Sentenced To Nine Months

Morgan Stanley's former managing director for real estate in China was sentenced Thursday to nine months in federal prison.

Garth Peterson, 43, pleaded guilty in April to a one-count criminal information

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Thursday
Aug162012

Oracle Settles SEC Charges 

Oracle Corporation on Thursday agreed to pay a $2 million civil penalty to the SEC to settle FCPA charges arising from a slush fund in India used to pay bribes.

The SEC said California-based Oracle 'failed to prevent a subsidiary from secretly setting aside money off the company's books that was eventually used to make unauthorized payments to phony vendors in India.'

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Thursday
Aug162012

Job Openings At The World Bank

Released today by the World Bank:

As the Sanctions Board's workload continues to grow, our Secretariat's staffing needs are growing too.

We have two Extended-Term Consultant openings: one at the senior counsel level (ETC3) and one at the counsel level (ETC2). The senior position requires 8-15 years of prior work experience as a qualified attorney. The junior position requires 5-8 years.

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Thursday
Aug162012

New Code Of Conduct For China Medical Workers

Corruption and inefficiency within China's medical system have contributed, some say, to the recent steep rise in patient-perpetrated violence at public hospitals.
 
Authorities are apparently aiming to quell public anger with a set of comprehensive medical reforms currently being tried in several of China's top-tier cities such as Beijing and Shenzhen.

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Thursday
Aug162012

Dean Tillipman's Resource List

[Editor's note: Jessica Tillipman of the George Washington University Law School asked her fellow FCPA Blog editors for recommendations of anti-corruption, compliance, and enforcement sites. The responses became yesterday's post. She also sent around her own list, and graciously permitted the FCPA Blog to publish it. It appears below. -- rlc]

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