The biggest operator of for-profit higher education schools is investigating an $18 million charitable donation in Turkey and whether some of the money was diverted to a government official.
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For just the second time in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act's 39-year history, a company was charged with FCPA offenses based solely on a charitable contribution that was intended to buy the influence of a foreign official.
Last month Amsterdam-based VimpelCom Limited and its wholly owned Uzbek subsidiary, Unitel LLC, paid U.S. penalties of $397.6 million to resolve FCPA offenses.
Many individuals, non-profits, and corporations actively support charitable causes around the world. The need to support worthwhile charitable projects in many developing markets is particularly acute due to local needs, the lack of government funding, and the lack of an adequately developed infrastructure.
Amsterdam-based VimpelCom Limited, the world’s sixth-largest telecommunications company, and its wholly owned Uzbek subsidiary, Unitel LLC, entered into resolutions with the DOJ, SEC, and Dutch authorities Thursday for paying more than $114 million in bribes to a government official in Uzbekistan between 2006 and 2012.
Hyperdynamics Corporation Tuesday settled alleged FCPA books and records and internal controls offenses by agreeing to pay the SEC $75,000.
Hyperdynamics Corporation said Friday the DOJ has closed its FCPA investigation without bringing any charges against the company.
In a speech Tuesday at CBI's Annual Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress in Washington D.C., the head of the SEC's enforcement division, Andrew Ceresney, left, talked about the most common ways pharmas violate the FCPA.
This is the final post in my series analyzing IKEA’s charitable contributions in Russia in the 1990s and early 2000s. I haven’t presumed IKEA was subject to the FCPA when the events happened or that any FCPA violations might have occurred. Instead, I’ve looked at IKEA’s Russia experience to learn more about charitable giving under the FCPA and how to manage giving programs.
This is the fifth post in our series about IKEA’s charitable contributions in Russia in the 1990s and early 2000s. Today we’re looking at an event that at first glance doesn’t even appear to be a donation.