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Friday
Nov302012

Russia putting dead whistleblower on trial

Sergei Magnitsky, 37, was found dead in a Moscow jail cell after nearly a year of detentionThe Russian General Prosecutor’s Office is moving forward with plans to bring a criminal case against lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in 2009 after spending a year in police custody.

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Thursday
Nov292012

Quebec police arrest ex-boss of SNC-Lavalin

The former CEO of Montréal-based engineering giant SNC-Lavalin was arrested Wednesday for fraud and forgery in connection with at least two projects.

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Thursday
Nov292012

Coal scandal engulfs Australia 

Australia is in the midst of a major corruption scandal involving the suspicious awards of coal exploration licenses that may have benefited a government official and his family by $100 million.

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Thursday
Nov292012

Abbot Group pays £5.6 million to settle foreign bribes case

An oil and gas driller based in Scotland has agreed to pay £5.6 million in a civil settlement after it self reported overseas bribes to win business.

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Wednesday
Nov282012

The EPA suspends BP from contracting with the U.S. Government

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it has suspended BP from the U.S. procurement system. The EPA explained that it did so because of BP's "lack of business integrity" relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  

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Wednesday
Nov282012

Bourke loses another appeal

The U.S. Court of Appeals has denied Frederic Bourke's request for a new trial.

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Wednesday
Nov282012

What happens after you click 'send'?

Nothing in the past 50 years has changed the way businesses and individuals communicate more than email, and new technologies are now transforming email into a powerhouse for compliance programs.

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Wednesday
Nov282012

India’s anti-corruption movement launches new party

Media savvy anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal, who rocked the Indian political and business establishment over the past few weeks with dramatic accusations of corruption, has formally launched a political party.

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Wednesday
Nov282012

FCPA opinions get a face lift

In the recently released FCPA guidance, the DOJ devoted an entire chapter to its FCPA opinions procedure releases -- when to ask for one, how to make a request, and how to use the answer.

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Tuesday
Nov272012

Guidance points to 'global best practices'

The new FCPA guidance talked about 'an emerging international consensus on compliance best practices.'

Where to find that international consensus?

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Tuesday
Nov272012

Wal-Mart in India is déjà vu for the FCPA 

The expansion of the Wal-Mart investigation into India proves that history is indeed circular. These developments seem to be the early 1970s all over again, and that can't be good for Wal-Mart.

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Tuesday
Nov272012

Teen mistress as bribe roils Chongqing -- again

A scandal now unfolding in Chongqing is sure to strengthen the common Chinese assumption that officials who womanize are likely also to be corrupt.

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