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Entries in Customs (36)

Wednesday
Oct192016

Lennox International discloses alleged $425 (no zeroes) Russia bribe

Texas-based Lennox International Inc. said in a securities filing Monday that it self reported to the SEC and DOJ an alleged payment of $475 to a Russian customs broker or official.

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Monday
Feb222016

Practice note: Philanthropic and grant-giving activities in emerging markets

In the e-book we wrote as a guide to navigating corruption challenges in emerging markets, we talk in one chapter about guarding against anti-corruption problems in connection with philanthropic and grant-giving activities.

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Thursday
Feb042016

KPMG survey: Oil price collapse drains funding for FCPA compliance

As if historically low commodity prices are not enough for energy and natural resource executives to contend with, a recent KPMG International survey found that addressing anti-bribery and corruption remains highly or exceedingly challenging. At the top of the list of challenges for 89 percent of respondents? Employee awareness, training and communications, and varying country regulations.

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Wednesday
Feb032016

Jeroen Michels: Does corruption at customs still scare you? Well, it should

You might not immediately spot the link between the deadly Tianjin explosion in China, the million-dollar La Linea scandal in Guatemala, and the investigations against the giant American company Walmart, all in 2015. The link? Corruption in customs.

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Wednesday
Jan212015

Bloomberg: Sony compliance officer recommended probe of India payments

Sony Corp. started an investigation last year of its India entertainment operations for possible bidding fraud, kickbacks, and bribery, according to internal emails leaked as part of a cyber attack on the company.

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Friday
Nov212014

IKEA’s charitable giving in Russia and the FCPA (Part Five)

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.

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Tuesday
Nov042014

Seven Bulgaria customs officials arrested for taking bribes at Turkey border crossing

Seven customs officials have been charged with being part of an organized crime group that took bribes at the Lesovo border crossing in exchange for letting cars and trucks pass through without inspections.

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Wednesday
Jul022014

Ruehlen, Jackson settle with SEC

A docket entry from July 1 for the U.S. federal district court in Houston said all deadlines in the SEC's civil FCPA enforcement action against two former Noble executives have been vacated "pending final settlement documents."

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Thursday
Jun262014

Don't miss it. New guidance on grease payments

A few countries -- including Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and the U.S. -- allow grease payments that happen overseas. But the small bribes are still risky and potentially damaging. 

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Wednesday
Jun182014

FedEx tells feds about Kenya bribe allegations

FedEx Corp. said it reported to U.S. authorities possible bribes to government officials in Kenya, according to a report Tuesday by the Wall Street Journal.

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Tuesday
Jun172014

In SEC v. Jackson and Ruehlen, judge denies everyone's motions

Federal district judge Keith B. Ellison denied motions for summary judgments filed by the SEC, and by former Noble executives Mark Jackson and James Ruehlen.

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Friday
Feb142014

Kenya, China team up against illegal ivory trade

Image courtesy of traffic.orgA Chinese national suspected of leading an ivory-smuggling ring was arrested in Kenya last month and extradited to China as part of an international sweep against the illegal trade.

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