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Entries in Joseph Sigelman (17)

Tuesday
Sep052017

Richard Bistrong: No, the Baptiste case isn't another Africa sting

The DOJ announced last week that a retired U.S. Army colonel, Joseph Baptiste, was charged in a complaint for his alleged role in a foreign bribery and money laundering scheme in connection with "a planned $84 million port development project in Haiti."

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Monday
Jun052017

SEC bans former PetroTiger GC

The former general counsel of oil and gas services firm PetroTiger was suspended from practicing before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission after pleading guilty to an FCPA conspiracy.

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Wednesday
Mar162016

Former PetroTiger chief sues Quinn Emanuel for refund after ‘astronomical’ bills

Joseph Sigelman (screen capture from YouTube video posted by Joseph Sigelman)Joseph Sigelman, the former co-CEO of PetroTiger who was sentenced to probation and no jail time for an FCPA conspiracy when he pleaded guilty two weeks into his trial, is now fighting with the lawyers who defended him.

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Wednesday
Jul012015

FCPA enforcement report for Q2 2015

From April through June, there were two corporate FCPA enforcement actions. There were also two individual guilty pleas, with one -- by Joseph Sigelman in the midst of his FCPA trial -- resulting in probation only and no jail time.

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Tuesday
Jun162015

PetroTiger joins Morgan Stanley with rare DOJ public declination

For only the second time in FCPA history, the DOJ Monday made a public announcement that it wouldn't prosecute a company that cooperated in building a case against a former officer.

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Monday
Jun152015

Trial ends when former PetroTiger boss pleads guilty 

Joseph Sigelman, the former co-CEO of PetroTiger, pleaded guilty today to one criminal count during the third week of his FCPA trial.

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Tuesday
Jun092015

Alison Taylor: Is this how corrupt companies talk?

Corrupt organizations expect employees to parrot one set of values, while at the same time understanding that the real priority is to subvert these values by paying bribes to win business, or looking the other way when issues arise. This mixed messaging creates a level of ambiguity, which you see clearly in the use of euphemism, code words and metaphors in many corruption cases.

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Monday
Mar162015

Colombia arrests six linked to alleged PetroTiger bribes

Prosecutors in Colombia charged six current and former employees of the state-controlled oil company with taking bribes from services company PetroTiger Ltd.

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Monday
Jan122015

Secret recordings by PetroTiger general counsel admitted as evidence against former CEO

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.

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Friday
Dec052014

Why FCPA history matters: ‘Congress was distraught’ 

President Jimmy Carter addresses Congres in 1977Joseph Sigelman, the former co-CEO of PetroTiger Ltd., is the latest defendant to argue that employees of state-owned enterprises aren't "foreign officials" under the FCPA. He was charged in May with bribing an official at Ecopetrol SA, Colombia’s state-controlled oil company, and defrauding PetroTiger by taking kickbacks.

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Monday
Nov242014

Sigelman to DOJ: Prove it

Joseph Sigelman, a former co-CEO of PetroTiger Ltd., is demanding a criminal trial for charges against him in a federal indictment that include four FCPA-related offenses, as well as conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering.

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Friday
Nov212014

PetroTiger defendant brings latest ‘foreign official’ challenge

Joseph Sigelman, who served as a former co-CEO of PetroTiger Ltd., is the latest FCPA defendant to argue that employees of state-owned enterprises aren't "foreign officials" under the FCPA.

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