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Entries in Eric Holder (10)

Wednesday
Nov122014

CEO blasts feds for stealing AP’s identity and reputation

Gary Pruitt, the president and CEO of the Associated Press, said the FBI's impersonation of an AP reporter during an investigation was theft of the news agency's reputation and credibility and "belittles the value of the free press."

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Monday
Sep222014

A plea to Mr. Holder: Help corruption’s victims

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (Image courtesy of the DOJ)The movement to use anticorruption enforcement proceeds for the benefit of corruption's true victims is gaining ever more momentum.

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Thursday
Sep182014

How money for whistleblowers is tied to the war on terror

Photo released September 17, 2014 by the Australian Federal PoliceU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was at NYU law school Wednesday, urging Congress to raise rewards for whistleblowers who report financial crimes.

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Monday
Sep082014

First BP, then BofA: Could an FCPA defendant be next?

Attorney General Eric Holder announces Bank of America's $16.7 billion settlement on August 21, 2014.Two recent blockbuster DOJ settlements have two things in common: 1) record-setting financial penalties, and 2) a portion of those penalties being set aside to fund programs to benefit the communities harmed by the crime. Shouldn't we carry that trend into FCPA enforcement?

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Monday
Jul142014

Citigroup pays biggest civil fraud penalty in DOJ deal

Citigroup Inc. will pay $7 billion to settle a U.S. investigation into shoddy mortgage-backed securities the bank sold as the country headed toward financial crisis, including the largest civil fraud penalty ever imposed by the U.S. Justice Department.

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Thursday
Mar202014

It's Simple: The Nigerian Money is the Nigerians’ Money

Friends of the FCPA Blog -- Sandy Sierck and Nick Diamond, who represent the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project in Nigeria -- have another good idea. For years, SERAP has been petitioning the DOJ and SEC to return enforcement revenues to the real victims of overseas corruption: the citizens of the corrupt governments. Their latest proposal is a slam dunk.

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Thursday
Jan092014

CareFusion settles allegations of kickbacks in whistleblower case

CareFusion Corp. has agreed to pay the government $40.1 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by paying kickbacks and promoting its products for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Justice announced today. 

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Monday
Nov042013

Why did the FBI's FCPA Unit disappear?

The FBI's much heralded FCPA Unit had consisted of at least 12 agents working out of the Washington, D.C. field office since around 2008, with a full-time focus on FCPA cases.

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Monday
Oct282013

Holder to the World: ‘Corruption can be overcome’

Here's an excerpt from Attorney General Eric Holder's remarks Monday at the Arab Forum on Asset Recovery in Morocco.

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Thursday
May172012

Holder in Russia: Corruption is a 'Gateway Crime'

In his speech to the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum on Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder talked about corruption and how to fight it.

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