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Entries in Audit Committee (10)

Tuesday
May132014

Walmart: It’s not the company, it's the compliance system

The Pulitzer-prize winning NY Times reporter David Barstow famously wrote in 2012 that Walmart was an  “aggressive and creative corrupter, offering large payoffs to get what the law otherwise prohibited. It used bribes to subvert democratic governance — public votes, open debates, transparent procedures. It used bribes to circumvent regulatory safeguards that protect Mexican citizens from unsafe construction. It used bribes to outflank rivals.”

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Monday
Apr212014

Mike Scher has his eyes on Delaware

A pending case -- largely ignored by the compliance profession and the press -- brings before the courts one of the most troubling issues of the Wal-Mart investigation: Was the Wal-Mart Board of Directors misled during 2005-2012 regarding an alleged Mexican bribery scheme and subsequent cover-up? If so, was that due to intentional misconduct by some directors or senior executives reporting to the Board who either participated in or knew about the purported scheme?

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Friday
Mar212014

Bio-Rad lifts FCPA settlement reserve to $35 million

Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. said in its annual report Tuesday that it has added $15 million to its reserve for a potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement, bringing the total to $35 million.

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Monday
Dec162013

Wal-Mart's December 2013 FCPA disclosure

Here's what Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said in its quarterly report (Form 10-Q) filed with the SEC on December 6:

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Friday
Nov012013

UK wants Big Four to compete for audit work

The UK Competition Commission's investigation and preliminary report regarding competition between external auditors and the dominance of the Big Four accountancy practices, has generated some controversy. For starters, the Commission has recommended for FTSE-350 companies that there be a decennial re-tendering for external auditors rather than a rotation.

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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
Nov022012

LyondellBasell investigates Kazakhstan payment

LyondellBasell Industries NV, the Netherlands-based petrochemical maker, made this disclosure in its Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on October 26:

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Thursday
Nov012012

Avon's latest FCPA disclosure (November 2012)

Here's the full FCPA disclosure by Avon Products, Inc. from its Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 1:

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Tuesday
Oct092012

Avon's latest FCPA disclosure

From Avon Products Inc's Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 1, 2012:

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Tuesday
Sep112012

Layne's Africa Payments Disclosure

From the FCPA Blog members area, here's the latest FCPA disclosure from water management company Layne Christensen.

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