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Entries in North Korea (13)

Thursday
Jan282016

DiMauro and Fava: What can we expect from Hui Chen?

In November, the Department of Justice confirmed the rumors that had circulated all fall about an appointment it was making in its Fraud Section: Hui Chen was selected to occupy the new role of in-house compliance counsel.

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Monday
Jul272015

Tanzania bank is ‘shocked’ after ‘unexplained’ FinCEN ban

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Thursday imposed “special measure five” against Tanzania-based FBME Bank Ltd, formerly known as the Federal Bank of the Middle East.

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Wednesday
Mar252015

Has Putin perverted Interpol?

Red Notices from Interpol's website (click to enlarge)Interpol -- the International Criminal Police Organization -- isn't a police force. It's an information clearing house that promotes international police cooperation.

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Tuesday
Mar172015

FinCEN updates AML/CFT counter-measures and enhanced due diligence list

Roger Wilkins AO (Australia) FATF President 2014-2015The U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network sets risk-based compliance obligations of U.S. financial institutions. FinCEN directs counter-measures against the countries with the highest risk and enhanced due diligence against others.

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Wednesday
Dec172014

Shades of Sony: Kenya arrests 77 China nationals after raid on ‘cybercrime command center’

Kenyan authorities arrested 77 Chinese nationals for allegedly operating a cybercrime command center capable of disrupting the country’s communication and financial systems.

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Thursday
Aug142014

Second Circuit affirms dismissal of compliance officer retaliation suit against Siemens

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of lawsuit filed by a former Siemens compliance officer in China who said the company retaliated against him after he internally reported alleged corrupt sales practices.

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Thursday
Feb202014

Financial Action Task Force: These nations have AML deficiencies 

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) identified jurisdictions that have strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and financing of terrorism controls in a public statement last Friday.

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Friday
Jan242014

Did Dennis Rodman violate the FCPA?

Among the more than $10,000 in gifts Dennis Rodman delivered to North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang this month were "hundreds of dollars’ worth of Irish Jameson whiskey, European crystal, an Italian suit, a fur coat, and an English Mulberry handbag for Kim’s wife, Ri Sol-ju," the Daily Beast said Friday.

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Tuesday
Dec032013

The 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index

It is that time of the year again. Transparency International released its 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) today.  The CPI, which is the most widely used indicator of corruption worldwide, measures the perceptions of public sector corruption. It uses data from international surveys that look at factors such as accountability of national and local governments, effective enforcement of anti-corruption laws, access to government information, and abuse of government ethics and conflict of interest rules.

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Friday
Sep132013

U.S. State Department gets an ‘F’ for Afghan compliance

U.S. Army Pfc. Jordan Adams provides security from a hilltop in Bagram in Afghanistan's Parwan province, Sept. 7, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexander NaylorDespite spending $96 billion in reconstruction aid in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion 12 years ago, the U.S. State Department still isn't measuring anti-corruption efforts there.

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Tuesday
Feb052013

How the CPI distorts and shapes reality

Anti-corruption compliance guides released by prosecutors from the United States and Britain discuss the importance of assessing country risk to avoid corporate liability for bribery. Unfortunately, judging country risk is a challenge because no valid quantitative measure of national corruption exists.

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Thursday
Jan172013

Former China compliance officer sues Siemens for retaliation

A compliance officer for Siemens' heathcare business in China said in a federal lawsuit this week that he was fired a week after complaining about the company's risky business practices.

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