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Entries in Thailand (62)

Monday
Jul202015

Louis Berger pays $17 million to resolve FCPA offenses, two former execs plead guilty

Louis Berger International Inc., a New Jersey-based construction management company, admitted violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and agreed to pay a $17.1 million criminal penalty.

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Thursday
Feb262015

General Cable expects to disgorge $24 million for Angola bribes

Image courtesy of General Cable Kentucky-based General Cable Corporation said it reserved $24 million that's "likely to be disgorged" to the SEC in a possible settlement of FCPA offenses.

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Thursday
Feb052015

Ex-Navy contracting supervisor arrested in Glenn Marine bribery scandal

A civilian formerly working for the U.S. Navy as a contracting supervisor in Asia was arrested Tuesday in connection with the huge bribery scandal involving Singapore-based contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA).

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Thursday
Nov202014

Raids on Bangkok ‘venues’ turn up police bribe list

Authorities raiding two entertainment venues in Thailand's capital said they found a list of police officers who allegedly took bribes to ignore license violations and illegal sex services.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

2014: The Year of the International Whistleblower

The biggest SEC whistleblower award in Fiscal Year 2014 was in September, when the agency authorized a payment of more than $30 million to a whistleblower living outside the United States. The award more than doubled the previous highest award of $14 million.

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Tuesday
Nov182014

SEC sanctions ex FLIR employees for Saudi Arabia bribes

Image courtesy of FLIRThe Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday it sanctioned two former employees in the Dubai office of a U.S.-based defense contractor for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by taking government officials in Saudi Arabia on a “world tour” to help win business for the company. The two later created phony records to hide their offenses.

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Friday
Nov142014

Violinist banned from ski races for Olympic cheating

Vanessa Mae -- the classical violinist who won cross-over pop stardom -- has been banned for four years by the International Ski Federation for competing in races rigged to help her qualify for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Thursday
Nov132014

Report: Siriwan faces Thailand indictment for film festival bribery

Thailand's attorney general and the top anti-corruption agency have jointly agreed to indict former Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Juthamas Siriwan for taking bribes in connection with the Bangkok Film Festival.

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Tuesday
Nov112014

Myanmar Rohingya minority battered by persecution and corruption

Image courtesy of VOA via YoutubePresident Obama will be in Myanmar later this week for the East Asia Summit. A story Thursday by Jane Perlez of the New York Times reminded the president and the rest of the world about the plight of Myanmar's one million Rohingya people and their victimization by corrupt police and immigration officials.

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Monday
Nov032014

Bio-Rad pays $55 million to settle FCPA offenses

California-based life science company Bio-Rad Laboratories agreed Monday to pay a total of $55 million to settle DOJ and SEC allegations that subsidiaries made improper payments to foreign officials in Russia, Vietnam, and Thailand to win business

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