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Entries in Costa Rica (24)

Tuesday
Mar012016

Olympus pays DOJ $22.8 million to resolve Latin America FCPA offenses

Olympus Corporation of the Americas said Tuesday settled two separate investigations, including one involving Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offenses.

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Wednesday
Feb052014

Italian cleaning mogul arrested for corruption

An Italian businessman who built a $350 million empire on cleaning contracts and industrial maintenance was arrested in Spain on charges embezzlement, bankruptcy fraud, money laundering, and tax offenses.

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Friday
Aug022013

U.S. judge tosses Pemex claims against Siemens, SK Engineering

A U.S. federal judge Tuesday threw out a civil lawsuit filed Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex against Siemens AG and a South Korea's SK Engineering that alleged bribes to Pemex officials.

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Tuesday
May212013

Wal-Mart’s Victims Part X: Who Are the Actual Victims?

We saw in yesterday’s post that awarding restitution to the governments whose employees accepted (or solicited) the bribes doesn’t quite work.

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Monday
May202013

Wal-Mart’s Victims Part IX: Are Host Governments Victims or Perpetrators?

I’ve argued in this series (see links to the prior posts below) and in this paper that FCPA enforcement should benefit the victims of bribery -- namely, the citizens of the countries in which the bribery occurs. Congress intended the statute to do this very thing, and it should do so now.

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Tuesday
Mar052013

Alcatel sales exec convicted in Malaysia

An account executive with Alcatel Malaysia was sentenced to two years in prison and fined about $40,000 last week after being convicted in a Kuala Lumpur court of bribing a procurement official at state-owned Telekom Malaysia Berhad.

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Monday
Dec032012

ICE appeals victim rights case to Supreme Court

As reported by the FCPA Professor last week, Costa Rica's Instituto Costarricense De Electricidad (ICE) filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court in November.

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Friday
Nov092012

'Carbon copy prosecutions' change the rules of the game

A recent University of Chicago Legal Forum article looks deep into an important new enforcement trend -- duplicative enforcement actions in multiple countries.

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Wednesday
Nov072012

For France, mixed grades in the battle against bribery

The Palais de Justice, located in the Ile de la Cite in central ParisThe OECD Working Group on Bribery has published its latest assessment on France's fight against overseas graft.

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Tuesday
Dec202011

Aon Pays $16.2 Million In Settlement

Aon Corporation, one of the biggest insurance brokerage firms in the world, agreed today to settled FCPA charges with the DOJ and SEC.

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Thursday
Sep222011

Bon Anniversaire, Guys

The Wall Street Journal's Corruption Currents just turned one. It celebrated with a post about the top five corruption convictions in the past twelve months.

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Friday
Jun172011

ICE Loses 'Victim' Claim In Eleventh Circuit 

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit today said a lower court didn't make a mistake when it denied victim status to the Costa Rican state-owned utility.

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