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Entries in Federal Sentencing Guidelines (81)

Tuesday
Jul192016

Richard Bistrong: Why do judges sentence defendants to ‘a year and a day’ in prison?

Former Louis Berger executive James McClung was sentenced this month to a year and a day in jail for violating the FCPA. If "a year and a day" sounds familiar, it should.

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Tuesday
Apr052016

DOJ launches FCPA self-reporting pilot program with new guidance

Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. CaldwellAssistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell announced a one-year pilot program Tuesday intended to encourage companies to self report FCPA offenses and cooperate with the Justice Department.

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Tuesday
Apr212015

Mike Scher hangs out with healthcare compliance pros

I've been attending the HCCA's 19th Annual Compliance Institute this week in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

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Monday
Feb022015

Mapping the World of ‘Compliance Checking’

Official expectations that companies will check to make sure that their compliance and ethics (“C&E”) standards are being followed have existed since the advent of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations in 1991. Additionally, only a year later, a U.S. Department of Justice official emphasized the importance of auditing to antitrust compliance, which underscored that checking was expected not only regarding the overall compliance program (e.g., training, the hotline) but also substantive areas of risk. However, while checking expectations have been present from the beginning of the “Age of Compliance,” for many reasons they are more significant now than ever before.

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Thursday
Oct022014

Dispatch from the SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute (Part Five, conclusion)

The SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute could become the focus for an annual debate within the compliance field about the critical issues ahead. In honor of the SCCE’s 10 years of supporting compliance officers, here are my top ten suggestions for next year’s SCCE agenda:

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Thursday
Oct022014

The much misunderstood Miscellaneous Receipts Act (Part 4, conclusion)

We provided a number of examples in the prior post when the DOJ funded community service projects with settlement money while fully complying with the MRA. Indeed, these projects have become more common, not less, in recent years.

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Monday
Jun232014

The privatization of supply chain compliance (Part 1)

Author Scott KillingsworthAchieving consistent legal compliance in today’s regulatory environment is a challenge severe enough to keep compliance officers awake at night and one at which even well-managed companies regularly fail.

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Tuesday
Jun102014

Memo to feds: Tell us about perps' compliance programs

A truly “egg-gregious” case settled last week with guilty pleas by the company and two top officers.

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Wednesday
Nov132013

We chat with Harvey Pitt about CCO independence, prestige

The FCPA Blog wanted to explore the idea of the dual-hatted compliance officer -- the one who occupies both the general counsel and chief compliance officer roles in a company. We talked with the former SEC Chairman and now Kalorama Partners CEO, Harvey Pitt. The conversation turned into a thoughtful exchange about what it means to be an independent and effective CCO in any industry today. Executive editor Julie DiMauro asked the questions for the FCPA Blog.

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Tuesday
Jan152013

Step aside, ten elements, and make way for the hallmarks

Before the Siemens case and the birth of the modern era of FCPA enforcement, there were the ten elements of an effective compliance program. They came from the U.S. federal sentencing guidelines applicable to corporate defendants.

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Wednesday
Dec262012

Morris Weissman faces hearing next month

A status conference in U.S. v. Weissman before Judge Barbara S. Jones in New York City has been scheduled for January 3.

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Thursday
Sep132012

Home confinement ordered for 'unhealthy' Cosgrove

The former director of worldwide sales for Control Components Inc. was sentenced Thursday to 13 months home confinement and fined $20,000 for bribing Chinese officials.

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