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Entries in Qatar (16)

Monday
Oct232017

Six banks update disclosures about FCPA-related investigations

There are currently six banks with open disclosed FCPA-related investigations.

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Tuesday
Jun202017

UK charges Barclays, four former executives for Qatar fund raising

The UK Serious Fraud Office brought criminal charges Tuesday against Barclays Plc and four individuals for offenses allegedly committed when the bank sought huge loans from sources in Qatar during the 2008 financial crisis.

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Wednesday
Feb012017

Laura Tulchin: To clean up big-time sports events, start with monitors

The former governor of Rio State, Sergio Cabral, was arrested in November on corruption charges. He was accused of taking bribes from construction companies. One of the contracts under investigation involved the renovation of the Maracana stadium ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.

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Thursday
Jul162015

IBA July 28 event: Did FIFA end the era of impunity? 

Image courtesy of the IBAThe International Bar Association (IBA) is holding a panel discussion entitled: “FIFA & the World Cup: Is the Era of Impunity for Corruption and Widespread Human Rights Violations Coming to an End?” 

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Thursday
Jan222015

SEC charges PBSJ and former exec for Qatar bribes

Tampa, Florida-based engineering and construction firm PBSJ Corporation agreed Thursday to pay $3.4 million for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by paying bribes and employing foreign officials to win Qatari government contracts.

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Friday
Nov282014

Coke to FIFA: Let's get real about graft allegations 

Coca Cola said it is concerned about how FIFA is handling its investigation into corruption allegations involving winning bids by Russia and Qatar to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Coke's sponsorship deal is worth $475 million.

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Tuesday
Sep022014

A ‘cross section’ of the SFO's corporate investigations list

At the Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime at Jesus College Tuesday, David Green QC, the head of the UK Serious Fraud Office, described what he called a cross section of the SFO's current caseload.

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Tuesday
Aug192014

SFO close to decision on charges for ex-Barclays bankers

The UK Serious Fraud Office could decide "as soon as next month" whether to charge former Barclays executives over undisclosed payments the bank made to Qatar's sovereign wealth fund in 2008, when the Bank was trying to raise money during the credit crunch.

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Monday
Jun022014

Qatar denies World Cup bribery allegations

Qatar's World Cup 2022 organizing committee denied allegations that it bribed FIFA officials to win the right to host the world's biggest single sporting event.

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Thursday
Apr242014

Does graft keep OPEC weak?

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries was founded in Baghdad in 1960 by five countries -- Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. It later expanded to the current twelve members.

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Wednesday
Jul102013

What's good for reciprocity may be bad for FCPA prosecutions

On July 2, in the case of American Petroleum Institute v. SEC, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated an SEC Dodd-Frank rule mandating that certain companies publicly disclose payments made to foreign governments in connection with the commercial development of oil, natural gas, or minerals.

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Thursday
Feb142013

A Haiku disclosure from Barclays

London-based Barclays Bank had very little to say in its latest SEC filing about an ongoing FCPA investigation by the DOJ and SEC.

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