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Entries in Indonesia (114)

Thursday
Oct232014

OECD enforcement grades are in (and still aren't pretty)

For the tenth year in a row, Transparency International (TI) has assessed enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (the Convention) and the results are disheartening.

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Thursday
Oct232014

Indonesia anti-graft agency rejects eight cabinet nominees

Indonesia's new president, Joko Widodo, couldn't finish appointing his cabinet Wednesday after the country's independent anti-corruption agency rejected eight of his nominees.

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Tuesday
Oct212014

UK court denies damages to Innospec competitor

The danger of litigating, at least to trial, on the back of criminal conduct giving rise to guilty pleas and convictions both under the FCPA and similar English legislation was illustrated in the recent case of Jalal Bezee Mejel Al-Gaood v Innospec Ltd.

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Thursday
Oct022014

Eric Holder and the international coalition against graft

Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of JusticeFCPA enforcement has waxed and waned during Eric Holder's six-year tenure as U.S. Attorney General. But that's not the whole picture. During the same time, global anti-corruption enforcement has picked up speed and is more robust today than ever. Enforcement actions are breaking out all over -- from Japan to Canada, from the UK, Italy, France and Germany to Australia, and across Scandinavia to Africa and South America. The enforcement world is now a different place.

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Thursday
Sep252014

Ex chairman of Indonesia ruling party jailed 8 years

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and President Barack Obama in Jakarta in 2010. (White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) The former chairman of Indonesia's ruling party was jailed for eight years Wednesday for takingn up to $15 million in bribes to create a political slush fund.

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Friday
Sep192014

UK appeals court upholds two Innospec executive convictions, reduces one sentence

The court of appeal Friday upheld UK convictions against two defendants, Dennis Kerrison and Miltiades Papachristos, in the long-running Innospec bribery case.

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Wednesday
Sep102014

Trial of Alstom UK unit starts in London

Image courtesy of AlstomThe trial of a UK subsidiary of Paris-based Alstom started Tuesday, with the Serious Fraud Office alleging in filings that the company paid $8.5 million in bribes for contracts in India, Poland, and Tunisia.

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Thursday
Sep042014

SFO considers more arrests in Rolls Royce case

The director of the UK Serious Fraud Office said the agency is close to making more arrests in its bribery investigation of jet engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc.

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Wednesday
Aug272014

Cash economies can hinder audit of books and records and internal controls compliance

Pete from DC, a compliance professional who's always been a good friend of the FCPA Blog, sent this comment to our post about Indonesia's cash-based economy. The post said in the country of 240 million people, a large majority don't have bank accounts, and even some big businesses rely entirely on cash.

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Wednesday
Jul302014

Australia clamps ‘embarrassing’ gag order on global banknote bribe case

Wikileaks Tuesday released what it said is "an unprecedented Australian censorship order concerning a multi-million dollar corruption case explicitly naming the current and past heads of state of Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, their relatives and other senior officials."

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