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Entries in Italy (61)

Thursday
Mar152018

Do FOIA requests put journalists at risk?

Murdered Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak (credit Aktuality.sk)A 27-year-old Slovak reporter and his fiancée were murdered in their home in late February. It looked like a professional hit.

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Wednesday
Mar142018

Vera Cherepanova: Italy expands whistleblower protections to private sector

The Italian regulatory framework on whistleblower protection has been significantly amended with the adoption of a new law that aims to strengthen protection for whistleblowers in the public sector, and add new protections for those in the private sector.

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Thursday
Jan112018

Sillaman and Bernardi: Italy steps up whistleblowing regulation

Since 2001, private Italian companies have been encouraged -- through legislative initiatives -- to adopt and implement robust compliance programs. Legislative Decree No. 231 of June 8, 2001 (commonly referred to as “Law 231”) allows private companies that chose to adopt specific compliance programs and mechanisms to avoid corporate liability where certain offenses are committed in the interest of the corporation by its directors or employees.

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Thursday
Oct192017

Italian prosecutor charges Shell and former execs with overseas bribery

The Milan Public Prosecutor’s Office has charged Royal Dutch Shell and four former executives for an alleged plot to pay massive bribes to win oil exploration rights in Nigeria.

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Wednesday
Oct122016

World Bank debars AC Boilers SpA after Egypt bids

The World Bank Group Tuesday debarred AC Boilers SpA and two affiliates for nine months for violating integrity guidelines during bids in Egypt.

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Monday
Feb292016

Davide Torsello: Yes, our culture is corrupt. Now what?

One day, while doing ethnographic research in Southern Italy, I interviewed the mayor of a town in which there had been investigations of corruption related to the use of public infrastructure funds.

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Thursday
Feb042016

UK courts: Italian prosecutor follows the money from a strange oil deal

In December, the public prosecutor of Milan (Italy) laid some fairly explosive evidence before the UK’s Southwark Crown Court in connection with an ongoing Nigerian corruption investigation. If the evidence can be substantiated, it may have widespread political and international ramifications for those involved in a remarkably long running and murky saga.

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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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Tuesday
Sep292015

Legal wreckage swells from VW's colossal compliance failure (with video)

So far, the federal government and 28 U.S. states have opened investigations into VW's emission test cheating. Other countries investigating VW or its former CEO include South Korea, Switzerland, France, Italy, and Germany.

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Thursday
Jul022015

Four charged with smuggling 40,000 counterfeit Apple and Sony products

Four foreign nationals were arraigned in federal court Wednesday in Newark, New Jersey on charges of smuggling counterfeit Sony Camcorders and Apple iPhones, iPads, and iPods from China for sale in the United States.

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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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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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