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Entries in Iraq (90)

Tuesday
Jan172017

DOJ charges Rolls-Royce with FCPA conspiracy

Rolls-Royce plc agreed to pay the United States a criminal penalty of $170 million under a deferred prosecution agreement after being charged with a long-running global conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Tuesday
Apr192016

Petrofac investigates bribery allegations

Image courtesy of PetrofacUK oil services firm Petrofac PLC said it launched an investigation into allegations of bribery to win contracts Kazakhstan and the Middle East.

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Wednesday
Feb032016

Wackenhut whistleblower awarded $1.3 million for Iraq firefighting overcharges

Image courtesy of CenterraCenterra Services International Inc., formerly known as Wackenhut Services LLC, agreed to pay $7.4 million to resolve allegations that Wackenhut violated the False Claims Act by double billing and inflating labor costs under a contract for firefighting and fire protection services in Iraq, the Department of Justice said Monday.

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Monday
Jan252016

John Kerry in Davos: Corruption fuels extremism and unrest

At the World Economic Forum in Davos Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted the links between corruption and unrest in countries including Libya, Yemen, Burundi, and Iraq.

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Wednesday
Oct142015

Dispatch from Turtle Bay: Short memories threaten the UN mission

There were expressions of surprise and shock at the UN last week over the arrest of former General Assembly President John Ashe on bribery and corruption charges. UN officials consistently said they had no idea of the scheme and that investigating it wasn't their responsibility.

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Thursday
Jul162015

Founders of film school for wounded Marines stole the money

Image courtesy of the U.S. Marine CorpsA federal jury in San Diego convicted a husband and wife of embezzling federal funds meant to provide job training and equipment for injured Marines returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Friday
Jun192015

French court clears Renault Trucks and others in oil for food case

A court in Paris Thursday acquitted 14 companies of bribing the former Iraqi regime to win contracts under the the U.N. oil-for-food program.

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Monday
Apr202015

Is Petrobras the SEC's new Oil-for-Food scandal?

March 15, 2015 More than a million protesters demand President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment because of the corruption scandal at Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras. A compliance professional and regular reader of the FCPA Blog sent a fascinating note about the multi-billion graft scandal now brewing in Brazil involving the state-owned oil giant, Petrobras.

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Friday
Feb272015

Sydney construction company directors charged for Iraq bribes

After raids last week on homes and offices, Australia's federal police have charged two directors of a prominent Sydney-based construction company with foreign bribery offenses.

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Wednesday
Dec102014

To find terrorism, look for graft

Last year, 17,958 people were killed in terrorist attacks, 61% more than the previous year. More than 80% of all deaths from terrorist attacks occurred in five of the world's most corrupt countries -- Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria.

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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
Oct162014

Novartis employee pleads guilty in Poland bribe case

An executive at Swiss pharma Novartis pleaded guilty in a bribery prosecution in Poland, the company has confirmed.

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