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Entries in Statute of Limitations (33)

Wednesday
Jun072017

Marc Alain Bohn: After Kokesh, new pressure on SEC to settle faster

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated opinion in Kokesh v. SEC Monday, unanimously holding that the SEC’s use of disgorgement operates as a penalty under federal law and is therefore not freed from the five-year statute of limitations.

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Wednesday
Apr262017

Newmont Mining discloses SEC declination

One of the world's biggest gold miners said in a securities filing this week that the SEC won't recommend an FCPA enforcement action against the company.

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Monday
Apr242017

Hungarian telecom execs pay penalties for FCPA offenses

Two former executives of Magyar Telekom who were headed for trial this month against the SEC agreed instead Monday to pay penalties and accept officer-and-director bars to settle FCPA violations.

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Monday
Feb132017

Former Magyar Telekom exec settles with SEC before trial

A former executive of Hungary-based Magyar Telekom settled five-year- old civil allegations that he violated the FCPA.

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Wednesday
Aug312016

AstraZeneca pays $5.5 million to resolve China, Russia FCPA offenses

The Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday charged U.K.-based pharma AstraZeneca PLC with violating the books and records and internal controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when wholly-owned subsidiaries in China and Russia made illegal payments to boost drug sales.

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Thursday
Apr232015

Did Bill Clinton violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?

Image courtesy of the Clinton FoundationIn 2005, former president Bill Clinton traveled to Kazakhstan to meet with its leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Clinton flew to Almaty with the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra on Giustra's private jet, the New York Times reported Thursday. Giustra was there to secure rights to Kazakhstan's rich uranium deposits.

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Monday
Nov242014

IKEA’s charitable giving in Russia and the FCPA (Part Six)

This is the final post in my series analyzing IKEA’s charitable contributions in Russia in the 1990s and early 2000s. I haven’t presumed IKEA was subject to the FCPA when the events happened or that any FCPA violations might have occurred. Instead, I’ve looked at IKEA’s Russia experience to learn more about charitable giving under the FCPA and how to manage giving programs.

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Thursday
Jul032014

No penalties for Noble execs in SEC settlement

A former and a current executive of Noble Corporation settled with the SEC without paying any penalties, according to a stipulation filed with the federal district court in Houston Wednesday.

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Tuesday
Mar112014

SEC drops some charges against former Magyar Telekom execs

The Wall Street Journal's Joel Schectman reported Monday that the SEC is dropping allegations that former executives of the Hungarian unit of Deutsche Telekom bribed officials in Montenegro.

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Monday
Mar042013

Shorter clock on SEC’s FCPA enforcement actions

Last week, in the case Gabelli v. SEC, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that the Securities and Exchange Commission, when seeking a penalty or fine in connection with a civil enforcement action, must file the action within five years of the completion of the alleged fraud or wrongful conduct.

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Monday
Feb112013

Magyar Telekom execs lose motion to dismiss

A federal district court in New York City issued an order Friday denying a motion to dismiss a civil FCPA enforcement action against three executives of Magyar Telekom Plc.

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Wednesday
Dec122012

SEC case against Noble execs survives motion to dismiss

The SEC got the green light this week from a federal judge to charge two former Noble executives with FCPA-related offenses they committed after February 2007.

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