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Thomas Fox Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn Contributing Editor

Bill Waite Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah Contributing Editor

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FCPA Blog Daily News

Monday
Nov062017

Eric Carlson: Measuring President Xi’s ‘crushing tide’ against graft

Almost exactly five years ago, I wrote a post for the FCPA Blog analyzing the impact that China’s leadership transition to Xi Jinping would have on anti-corruption enforcement in China. This post assesses those predictions and makes new ones for the coming five years, in light of the recently concluded Party Congress.

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Monday
Nov062017

Job: Deputy Chief Compliance Officer

Job Title: Deputy Chief Compliance Officer

Employer: Orthofix

Location: Lewisville, Texas USA

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Friday
Nov032017

French court strips Obiang of local assets after embezzlement conviction

A French court last week convicted Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the vice president of Equatorial Guinea and son of the president, of embezzling public money and spending it on himself.

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Friday
Nov032017

DOJ named in 80 open FCPA-related investigations

The U.S. Department of Justice has been named as an investigating agency in 80 active FCPA-related investigations.

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Friday
Nov032017

Events in DC and NYC: OECD Anti-Bribery Convention at 20 and FCPA at 40 (November 8 and 9)

The 1977 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act paved the way for the landmark 1997 OECD Anti-Bribery Convention requiring major exporting nations to criminalize bribery of foreign public officials in international business. All the Parties to the Convention now have foreign bribery laws and global enforcement has ratcheted up, spurring enhanced compliance. 

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Thursday
Nov022017

SEC names new boss of FCPA unit

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday that Charles Cain is the new Chief of the Enforcement Division's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit.

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Thursday
Nov022017

FinCEN: Texas bank failed to ask ‘obvious due diligence questions’

The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network fined an independent community bank in Texas $2 million for "willfully violating" anti-money laundering requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act.

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Thursday
Nov022017

Airbus graft probe spreads to United States

Airbus Group SE, already under investigation in the UK and France for suspected corruption, said in a company release Tuesday that it found "inaccuracies in filings" made with the U.S. Department of State under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

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Wednesday
Nov012017

Whistleblower: ‘The compliance department warned me not send this kind of information’

Dear FCPA Blog,

I am a whistleblower working at an overseas subsidiary of a global company. English is not my mother tongue. But I would like to tell you some of my story.

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Wednesday
Nov012017

Resource Alert: TRACE launches ‘Bribe, Swindle or Steal’ podcast

Compliance professionals -- broadly defined -- are a generous and collaborative group. Most recognize that the world is large, financial crime is rampant, and we’re better at our jobs when we share information about schemes and benchmark solutions.

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Tuesday
Oct312017

Richard Bistrong: Let's have a really uncomfortable conversation

Having recently returned from three weeks of corporate engagements and conferences across nine time zones, I should be exhausted, but instead I’m exhilarated.

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Monday
Oct302017

Twelve countries named in engineering and construction investigations

Five engineering and construction companies currently have open disclosed FCPA-related investigations.

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