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FCPA Blog Daily News

Monday
Sep092013

Wal-Mart reports on bribery, cover up probe

In its quarterly SEC filing Thursday, Wal-Mart again said it is investigating both alleged FCPA offenses in foreign subsidiaries and ‘whether prior allegations of such violations and/or misconduct were appropriately handled.’

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Friday
Sep062013

Corruption makes buildings fall down

Buildings are collapsing in Lagos, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Kaduna, Kano and other Nigerian cities.

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Friday
Sep062013

Festival fun fizzles; blame new-found frugality  

Image courtesy of CCTVChina residents are seeing some changes in this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations, and not all the changes are popular.

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Friday
Sep062013

What's behind the ‘Archive’ tab?

On the top menu bar of the FCPA Blog is a tab called ‘Archive.’ If you're looking for enforcement history, a list of who's under investigation, the Top Ten enforcement actions of all time, and lots of other good stuff, the ‘Archive’ is where you want to be.

Click on the image below to be taken directly to the ‘Our Lists’ page.

Happy hunting.

Friday
Sep062013

China Corruption Blotter (September 6, 2013)

Two health officials in Zhejiang’s Yuhuan County have been charged with bribery. Former deputy director of the local Food and Drug Administration, Xia Jichun and former disciplinary inspection chief of local Public Health Bureau, Yang Shengping allegedly accepted bribes from Zhejiang Yuhuan Medicine Co., Ltd to help the company win drug procurement contracts for local hospitals. The crimes were exposed by whistleblowers after the company’s business expanded to monopolize local drug market. http://news.xinhuanet.com

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Thursday
Sep052013

And now, due diligence on your due diligence (for real)

An interesting face-off is currently taking place between the UK’s Parliamentary Home Office Affairs Committee, chaired by Keith Vaz, and the Serious Organised Crime Agency “SOCA” over the latter’s failure to publish a list of 92 institutions, firms, celebrities and companies who have allegedly obtained illegal private information from rogue private investigators. Unless SOCA publishes the list by next week the Committee threatens to release it, despite SOCA’S concern that publication may prejudice ongoing investigations.

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Thursday
Sep052013

China graft joins the mile high club

Image courtesy of WikipediaAnother high-flying China official has been indicted for taking bribes.

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Thursday
Sep052013

A scholar comes to our rescue

Dear FCPA Blog,
 
I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto, Canada. I follow the FCPA Blog, as I have been researching in the areas of transnational crime and corruption, and especially transnational bribery, for quite some time. (My PhD thesis (2005) was on compliance with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in the United States, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.)

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Wednesday
Sep042013

Bad news. You're promoted to compliance officer

[Editors's note: This post is Part Four in a series about compliance officers. Part One is here, Part Two is here, and Part Three is here.]

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Wednesday
Sep042013

‘Resource curse’ still haunts Uganda, Kenya

Since discovering oil in 2009, Uganda has not pumped a single barrel and the resource remains unexploited. An historic opportunity has so far been stymied by bureaucracy, law suits, corruption, hostilities with neighbors taking on a military hue, as well as the lack of adequate infrastructure to move the oil to market.

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Wednesday
Sep042013

Bribery part of GSK business plan, China police say

Image courtesy of GlaxoSmithKlineA police investigation in China has found that drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline's alleged bribery of doctors ‘was coordinated by the British company and was not the work of individual employees,’ according to a report Tuesday by Reuters.

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Tuesday
Sep032013

The Congressional War on Contractors

Why is Congress always picking on government contractors? It seems like every few months, a member of Congress (or congressional committee) is giving a speech, holding a hearing or introducing a bill aimed at “bad contractors.” It makes sense—now that Congress has passed a budget, avoided sequestration, and successfully resolved the myriad problems plaguing the United States, Congress needs to go after the true cause of this country’s problems: government contractors.

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