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Entries in Ukraine (30)

Friday
Jul282017

Feds close five-year FCPA probe of IBM

IBM said in an SEC filing that the DOJ and SEC have closed their FCPA investigations into transactions in Argentina, Bangladesh, Poland, and Ukraine.

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Friday
Jul212017

OFAC fines Exxon $2 million for violating Russia sanctions, Exxon sues

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control fined Exxon Mobil Corp. $2 million Thursday for signing a joint venture with Russia's Rosneft in "reckless disregard" of Ukraine-related trade sanctions.

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Thursday
Dec222016

Teva announces $519 million FCPA settlement

Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. agreed Thursday with the DOJ and SEC to resolve FCPA violations through a deferred prosecution agreement and total payments of $519 million.

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Thursday
Nov172016

Teva Pharma reserves $520 million for FCPA settlement

Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical said in a securities filing Tuesday it has reserved $520 million for an FCPA settlement.

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Tuesday
Apr052016

Panama Papers: Who are the winners now?

Image courtesy of the ICIJIt's not illegal for most people to own anonymous companies. Walt Disney used them to buy land near Orlando for Disney World. He didn't want prices to go crazy with news Mickey Mouse was coming to town.

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Monday
May042015

Vienna judge refuses to extradite Firtash to U.S., cites ‘political charges’

Screen capture from Euro News via YoutubeAn Austrian court Thursday refused to extradite a pro-Russia Ukrainian energy magnate to the U.S., saying FCPA and related charges against him were politically motivated.

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Monday
Apr272015

The BOTA Foundation explained (Part Ten): Lessons from BOTA

BOTA was the first foundation established to restitute assets associated with an FCPA prosecution to victims of corruption. What were its key lessons that could be relevant to future foundations established for the same purpose?  

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Wednesday
Apr222015

Compliance officers required under new Ukraine anti-corruption law

On April 26, a new law requiring companies to have compliance programs will come into effect in Ukraine. The law applies to almost all companies participating in public tenders and to state owned enterprises over a certain size. Among other things, it requires companies to appoint a compliance officer with responsibility for implementing the compliance program and reporting to shareholders.

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Friday
Mar272015

Ukraine police make graft arrests on live TV (with video)

Ukrainian police interrupted a televised cabinet meeting Wednesday and marched two officials away in handcuffs for suspected graft.

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Monday
Mar022015

In Moscow, a funeral for free speech

Mourners lay flowers where Boris Nemtsov was gunned down (Image courtesy of RT)What had been planned as a protest Sunday against President Vladimir Putin's government became instead a somber march in memory of an opposition leader who was shot and killed just steps from the Kremlin.

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Thursday
Feb052015

What's up with graft and the World Misery Index?

The 2014 World Misery Index ranks 108 countries for how much "misery" the people in a country are experiencing. The amount of misery is arrived at by adding the unemployment, inflation, and bank lending rates, and subtracting the percentage change in real GDP per capita. A higher misery index score reflects higher levels of “misery.”

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Thursday
Jan222015

Ukraine: New anti-corruption law aims to clean up “the garbage" 

Interpol red notice on former Ukraine President Viktor YanukovychAs the world focuses attention on the conflict in Ukraine, it focuses on corruption in Ukraine. In the words of Vice President Biden, Ukraine must “fight the cancer of corruption.” It appears that the government is now moving in this direction.

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