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Entries in Alcoa (49)

Wednesday
Jul232014

Former Alba CEO Bruce Hall jailed in the UK

An Australian executive who once served as CEO of state-owned Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) was jailed Tuesday in the UK for 16 months.

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Wednesday
Jul162014

Survey: Despite growing enforcement risks, adoption of compliance programs has stalled

Ernst & Young just issued its 13th Global Fraud Survey. It shows  regulators aggressively pursuing financial fraud and bribery cases, and expressing increasing concern over cyber risks.

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Tuesday
May062014

Are Administrative Proceedings the New Civil Complaints?

Click to enlargeAt ACI's annual FCPA Conference last November, SEC FCPA Unit Chief Kara N. Brockmeyer disclosed that the SEC expects to rely more frequently on administrative proceedings (as opposed to more traditional civil court actions) to resolve FCPA-related enforcement matters.

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Thursday
Apr102014

Correction: H-P disgorgement is 11th biggest

Hewlett-Packard's $108 million settlement this week didn't quite make our list of the top ten FCPA cases of all time. But with a disgorgement to the SEC of $26.4 million, H-P landed eleventh on the list of the biggest FCPA disgorgements.

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Tuesday
Apr012014

Enforcement Report for Q1 '14

It was a busy three months for FCPA and related enforcement. Alcoa and a subsidiary landed 5th on the FCPA top ten list with a $384 million settlement. And Japan's Marubeni made the enforcement report for the second time in just over two years.

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Thursday
Feb272014

Parental controls: Anti-corruption compliance programs for joint ventures, subsidiaries and franchisees (Part 8)

Over the course of the prior posts in this series, we examined various approaches to what we call "parental controls," meaning compliance measures aimed at joint ventures and other affiliated entities that a company might employ. In this final post, we will review a few FCPA prosecutions to issue a note of caution.

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Tuesday
Jan282014

Akin Gump faces UK sanctions hearing for possible 'misconduct,' Dahdaleh lawyers say

Victor Dahdaleh, 70, wants a U.S. judge to toss Alba's civil racketering case against him.Lawyers for billionaire Victor Dahdaleh from Washington, D.C. litigation powerhouse Williams & Connolly have struck back at Bahrain's Alba and its American attorneys.

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Thursday
Jan232014

Alcoa discloses payment terms of $384 million FCPA settlement

Image courtesy of AlbaHere's Alcoa's disclosure from its Form 8-K filed with the SEC on January 10 about the FCPA enforcement action that landed 5th on our Top Ten list:

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Wednesday
Jan152014

Siemens says Brazil's anti-corruption law could backfire

Munich-based Siemens, the focus of an ongoing bribery probe in Brazil, is questioning if a new anti-corruption law that will take effect in Brazil on January 28 will work as intended. The company says the law could actually encourage graft among the very persons charged with enforcing it.

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Friday
Jan102014

Alcoa disgorgement is third biggest in FCPA history 

As part of its $354 million settlement this week, Alcoa agreed to pay the third biggest disgorgement in FCPA history -- $161 million.

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