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Entries in Supplemental Transparency Project (5)

Thursday
Aug222013

Wal-Mart is no numbers game (Part Two) 

Wal-Mart announced it has now spent over $300 million on FCPA compliance costs. Some FCPA watchers are so indignant by the $300 million figure they have broken it down into FCPA compliance dollars spent per day, while others imply it's an impressive show of compliance remorse.

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Tuesday
Jul022013

Wal-Mart’s Victims, Part XXI: More Reasons Why Corporations Want the STP

The second objection defendant corporations typically have to FCPA enforcement concerns the thorny problem of solicitation. Sure, some companies pay bribes aggressively and unreservedly. But others feel pressured to do it. They feel trapped, with no alternative, like they’re being extorted. But that’s no defense under the FCPA.

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Monday
Jul012013

Wal-Mart’s Victims, Part XX: Why U.S. Corporations Should Want the STP

Corporations -- those that are subject to FCPA jurisdiction generally, and especially those who have already been named defendants in an enforcement action -- commonly have two objections to enforcement. The Supplemental Transparency Project can answer both.

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Friday
Jun282013

Wal-Mart’s Victims, Part XIX: Why the U.S. Government Should Want the STP  

We’re in the home stretch now on this series, in which we’ve explored how the FCPA can better serve its original purpose of promoting values and building institutions in developing countries.

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Tuesday
Jun252013

Wal-Mart’s Victims, Part XVIII: Using the STP to Expose Systemic Bribery  

Let’s be honest: Wal-Mart did not introduce bribery to Mexico, or anywhere else. Systemic bribery is a pervasive problem, far greater than any single company or enforcement action. And make no mistake -- the citizens of those countries generally will not justify this bribery on the basis of  their “culture.” They would like to see it cleaned up.

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