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Entries in Germany (99)

Thursday
Jul072016

Kathryn Gordon: Is foreign bribery an attractive investment in some countries?

A basic design principle for sanctions regimes is that crime should not pay. Yet, the OECD has just released a simulation study showing that foreign bribery can be an attractive investment for companies in many jurisdictions.

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Thursday
Apr212016

Pennsylvania consultant pleads guilty to FCPA offenses for bribing banker

The former owner and president of a Pennsylvania consulting business pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices by bribing an official at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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Thursday
Feb112016

In high-graft countries, the roads are a bloodbath

Over the years, we've looked at the correlation between corruption and personal security, air safety, environmental degradation, risks of war, national debt problems, and general personal misery. Now let's look at corruption and road safety.

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Wednesday
Dec092015

Philippa Foster Back: What stops employees from blowing the whistle?

Effective speak-up or whistleblowing hotlines are an element of good governance and can act as an early warning system. But while most large companies have a formal mechanism where employees can voice concerns, our 2015 Ethics at Work survey shows that employees don't have confidence in the system.

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Monday
Oct052015

Mike Scher: Why did VW burn the house down?

In my prior post for the FCPA Blog, I asked two questions about the unfolding VW scandal.

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Tuesday
Jul212015

Double jeopardy? Siemens defendant loses Argentina dismissal motion

The Cámara Federal de Casación Penal of the Republic of Argentina issued an important ruling on May 4 concerning the legal principle that no one can be punished twice for the same crime (non-bis-in-idem).

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Tuesday
Mar102015

Greece indicts 64 for Siemens bribes

Greek authorities said Monday they indicted 64 people for bribery involving Siemens AG from 1992 to 2006 related to communications company Hellenic Telecommunications (OTE).

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Monday
Dec292014

Part of Ecclestone German court payment saves children hospice centers

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone paid $100 million in August to end his trial in Germany on criminal bribery charges. Some of the money went to save two financially strapped hospice centers that support  terminally ill children and their families.

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Tuesday
Dec162014

Bruker Corporation pays $2.4 million in FCPA settlement with the SEC

Image courtesy of BrukerThe Securities and Exchange Commission Monday charged Bruker Corporation with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by paying for sightseeing trips and shopping expenses for Chinese government officials responsible for buying the company's products.

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Tuesday
Dec162014

Siemens settles recovery suit with last of eleven execs from 2008 bribe case

Siemens AG's former CFO Heinz-Joachim Neubürger will pay the company €2.5 million ($3.1 million) to settle a civil recovery claim connected to the global bribery scandal Siemens resolved with U.S. and German authorities in 2008.

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Thursday
Dec112014

German prosecutor fines Rheinmetall $46 million for Greek bribes

German auto parts maker and defense contractor Rheinmetall AG said in a statement Wednesday that a subsidiary agreed to pay a fine of €37 million ($46 million) to resolve a criminal investigation of alleged bribes in connection with arms sales in Greece.

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Friday
Dec052014

Former senior Bechtel exec took $5 million in kickbacks

A former top executive of Bechtel Corporation pleaded guilty Thursday for taking $5.2 million in kickbacks to rig bids for state-run power contracts in Egypt.

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