A Russian official living in Maryland pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit money laundering for taking over $2 million in bribes in exchange for transport contracts with the Russian state-owned nuclear energy corporation.
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Contacts with a government in the course of conducting every day business raise the risk of providing something of value to a foreign official. This risk can be minimized via appropriate controls and efforts on the part of industry groups, through collective action, to improve regulatory quality.
One area of potential FCPA risk that doesn’t get much attention, or as much as it should, is how companies meet their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) objectives on mega projects (oil, gas, mining, infrastructure, etc.). Without the proper systems in place, and properly trained staff, project directors and CSR managers may inadvertently violate the FCPA by providing something of value to a foreign official to alleviate delays caused by conflict in the community.
Bank of New York Mellon Corp. said the SEC has recommended an enforcement action for possible FCPA violations related to the bank's dealings with sovereign wealth funds.
In our era of talk shows, sound bytes, and political polarization, we can easily lose sight of a simple truth: the free exchange of ideas can be beautiful. The beauty lies in its potential to evoke ever more considered and disciplined views from the participants. In rare cases, it can even draw both sides toward a carefully formulated resolution that is satisfying to both.
A federal judge in New Jersey ruled last week that prosecutors can use secret video recordings in the trial of the former PetroTiger CEO that the FBI made with a camera attached to the executive's lawyer.