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Entries in Austria (20)

Wednesday
Sep282016

Singapore: Strong AML laws, weak enforcement

Singapore demonstrates a strong anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) legislative framework but despite this, it shows significant weaknesses in its effective implementation, according to a recent review by the Financial Action Task Force

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Saturday
Jun202015

The FCPA Blog goes ‘Above the Law’

We spoke last week with Zach Abramowitz, a columnist for Above the Law. The topic was the DOJ's failed attempt to extradite Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash from Austria.

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Monday
May042015

Vienna judge refuses to extradite Firtash to U.S., cites ‘political charges’

Screen capture from Euro News via YoutubeAn Austrian court Thursday refused to extradite a pro-Russia Ukrainian energy magnate to the U.S., saying FCPA and related charges against him were politically motivated.

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Thursday
Dec042014

Germany probes Airbus for bribery

Prosecutors in Munich confirmed Wednesday that Airbus is under investigation for bribery connected with border security contracts in Romania and Saudi Arabia.

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Thursday
Oct232014

OECD enforcement grades are in (and still aren't pretty)

For the tenth year in a row, Transparency International (TI) has assessed enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (the Convention) and the results are disheartening.

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Wednesday
Oct152014

The march to Mauthausen

Gate to the garage yard in the Mauthausen concentration camp (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Martin is the amazing young man who took me on my tour. He did his year of national service at the former Nazi concentration camp, mostly giving tours. He works on projects for green energy in his regular job. As an Austrian, he gives all of us hope for a better future.

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Wednesday
Oct082014

Austria: Two former banknote printing execs plead guilty in overseas graft prosecution

Two former executive directors of Austria's state-owned banknote printer pleaded guilty during a criminal trial in Vienna for a conspiracy to win business by bribing officials in Syria and Azerbaijan.

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Friday
Sep122014

H-P Russia sentenced for mob-style felonies

A Russia subsidiary of Palo Alto-based Hewlett Packard Company pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in San Francisco to conspiracy and substantive violations of the anti-bribery and accounting provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

How H-P Russia mimicked the mob

Hewlett-Packard's $108 million FCPA settlement last week included a guilty plea by its Russia subsidiary to two felonies for conspiracy and substantive violations of the anti-bribery and accounting provisions of the FCPA.

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Tuesday
Mar252014

Dispatch from the Wittgenstein Villa

I write from the International Anti-Corruption Academy conference in Vienna, Austria, where many speakers have remarked how much the world has changed in the past few years.

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Friday
Mar142014

Ukraine energy tycoon arrested in Austria for bribery 

Dmytro Firtash, courtesy of YouTubeA pro-Russia Ukrainian energy magnate has been arrested in Austria at the request of the United States following an FBI investigation.

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Thursday
Sep122013

Thai officials jailed for fire truck scam

Steyr-Daimler-Puch 12.13S21 Rosenbauer Fire Truck (1987) (Image courtesy of The-Blueprints.com)Two former officials in Thailand were sentenced to long jail terms for inflating the price the government paid to buy fire trucks and boats from an Austrian company.

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