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FCPA Blog Daily News

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.

Friday
Jun152012

CCI's Edmonds Pleads Guilty

David Edmonds is the seventh former CCI executive to plead guilty to FCPA charges.

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Friday
Jun152012

Watts Water Sues Sidley For FCPA Problem

Sidley Austin vetted the Chinese acquisition for Watts in 2005, Reuters said, 'but failed to inform the company about potential corruption issues even though their review had uncovered a suspicious document, according to the lawsuit.'

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Friday
Jun152012

Embraer's Open-Ended Investigation

Brazil-based Embraer S.A., the world's third largest commercial aircraft manufacturer, updated its FCPA disclosure this week.

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Friday
Jun152012

Stanford's Antigua Bribes: Why No FCPA Charges?

The FCPA outlaws bribes to 'foreign officials.' It doesn't say anything about the nationality of the 'foreign officials,' or whether they have to be non-U.S. citizens.

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Thursday
Jun142012

Gift Giving In India

Here's what ethiXbase says about gift-giving regulations for public officials in India:

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