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Entries in Pride International (27)


Ensco: Petrobras cancels rig charter for alleged graft

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday, UK-based Ensco plc said its customer Petrobras has cancelled the contract for a drillship because of alleged payments to Petrobras employees.

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Most Saudis think graft, nepotism are on the rise

A survey by Saudi Arabia's National Anti-Corruption Commission found that 67.8 percent of the respondents believe financial and state corruption is on the rise in the country.

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Total lands third on the Top 10 disgorgement list

As part of its $398 million settlement Wednesday, Total S.A. agreed with the SEC to disgorge $153 million of profit made from its bribery in Iran. That's the second biggest disgorgement in FCPA history.

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Pride wins early release for 'good behavior'

The DOJ agreed last week to end Pride International's deferred prosecution agreement a year early to reward the company for its enhanced compliance efforts.

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Top Ten Disgorgements (March 2012)

Since we first listed the top ten FCPA disgorgements a year ago, two new companies joined the list -- Johnson & Johnson and Magyar Telekom. They replaced GE and Baker Hughes.

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SEC Posts Cases Eligible For Whistleblower Rewards

The SEC's Office of the Whistleblower (yes, it's real) published its first list of enforcement actions that might be eligible for whistleblower rewards. It includes FCPA-related cases.

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Will Nigeria Take Another Bite?

The penalty for paying bribes in Nigeria may increase following demands from a Nigerian NGO that the Nigerian government seek its share of the recent anti-graft bounty. Maybe…

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Japan's JGC Makes Top Ten

With yesterday's $218.8 million criminal fine, JGC joins the top ten FCPA cases of all time. Nine now involved non-U.S. companies, and the oldest -- Siemens from December 2008 -- is still the biggest.

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Top Ten Disgorgements

There's been a lot of talk lately about the DOJ's "expansive enforcement practices," and practically none about the SEC's. So let's get started by taking a look at a remedy the SEC uses in most FCPA cases: disgorgement.

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Recent Cases, Foreign Companies Dominate New Top Ten

n the top ten FCPA settlements of all time, eight are now from 2010 and eight also involve non-U.S. companies.

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Compliance And Enforcement: By The Book

Why did one company escape prosecution in the Panalpina case when most of its peers did not? Here's the story.

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In New Top Ten, Eight Are Foreign

With Panalpina, Pride, and Shell joining the top ten FCPA settlements of all time, there are now eight foreign companies on the list.

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