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Entries in VimpelCom (20)

Friday
Mar242017

Dutch, U.S. investigate ING for corruption

ING is under criminal investigation by Dutch prosecutors for money laundering and corruption in Uzbekistan, and authorities in the United States have also requested information from the bank.

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Thursday
Jan122017

VimpelCom and Telia prosecutor to speak at DC event (February 16)

Miranda van TurennoutDutch prosecutor Miranda van Turennout will deliver the keynote speech at GIR Live in Washington, DC on February 16.

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Tuesday
Nov292016

Geert Vermeulen: With U.S. help, Dutch enforcement makes dramatic leap

For many years the Dutch government lagged behind countries like the United States, the UK and Germany enforcing anti-corruption laws. But that has recently changed in a dramatic way.

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Friday
Oct282016

Och-Ziff and Embraer join our Top Ten Disgorgement List

Two recent enforcement actions included disgorgements to the SEC that are among the ten biggest FCPA disgorgments of all time.

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Monday
Sep192016

Cathalijne van der Plas: Once a laggard, the Netherlands finally tackles overseas bribery

First the good news. The Netherlands ranked fifth on the latest Corruption Perceptions Index, up from eighth last year, and now trailing only Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and New Zealand on the CPI.

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Thursday
Sep152016

Telia receives $1.4 billion settlement offer from U.S., Dutch authorities for Uzbekistan bribes

Telia chairman Marie Ehrling image (courtesy of Telia)Sweden's Telia Company said Thursday it received a proposal from U.S. and Dutch authorities to pay $1.4 billion to settle allegations of overseas bribery.

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Wednesday
Sep072016

Report: VimpelCom Russia chief, other execs named in bribe probe

Mikhail Slobodin (Image courtesy of VimpelCom)There's news this morning about a rare Russian investigation into at least three high-profile executives accused of bribery.

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Friday
Jun172016

Ericsson confirms FCPA probe 

Image courtesy of EricssonSwedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson said in a statement posted on its website Friday that authorities in the United States have questioned the company about its anti-corruption program and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Wednesday
Jun012016

Mossack Fonseca closes in Jersey, Isle of Man and Gibraltar, cuts back in Nevada and Wyoming

The law firm at the source of the leaked Panama Papers said it's closing its offices in Jersey, Isle of Man, and Gibraltar.

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Monday
May092016

Shruti Shah on the U.S. response to the Panama Papers: A step in the right direction but more action is needed

Secretary of State John Kerry will attend the London Anti-Corruption Summit on May 12The massive leak dubbed the Panama Papers has given the UK Anti-Corruption Summit on May 12 an unexpected boost. Those coming to the summit, now including the U.S., are lining up to make announcements about the steps they are taking to tackle corruption and specifically financial secrecy.

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Monday
Apr042016

It's spooky: VimpelCom publishes an FCPA damage report

In its annual report filed with the SEC last week, VimpelCom described the continuing fallout from its February mega-settlement with U.S. and Dutch authorities for bribery offenses in Uzbekistan.

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Wednesday
Mar232016

Why worry about compliance for overseas charitable contributions? Because the Feds do

Last month Amsterdam-based VimpelCom Limited and its wholly owned Uzbek subsidiary, Unitel LLC, paid U.S. penalties of $397.6 million to resolve FCPA offenses.

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