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Entries in Whistleblower (183)

Wednesday
Sep282016

Anheuser-Busch InBev pays SEC $6 million for India FCPA offenses and impeding whistleblower

Anheuser-Busch InBev paid $6 million Wednesday to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and impeded a whistleblower who reported the misconduct.

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Wednesday
Sep212016

SEC awards whistleblower $4 million

The SEC Tuesday awarded a whistleblower more than $4 million for original information that alerted the agency to a fraud.

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Thursday
Sep152016

CFTC plans to expand whistleblower awards and protections

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is asking for public comments about proposed amendments to the agency's whistleblower rules.

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Wednesday
Sep072016

Eric Carlson: Take the headaches out of China investigations (Part 2)

Yesterday’s post on minimizing headaches during China investigations discussed company policies and mitigating risk under PRC privacy and state secrets laws.

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Wednesday
Aug312016

SEC awards whistleblower $22 million for uncovering ‘deeply buried’ fraud

The SEC awarded more than $22 million Tuesday to a whistleblower whose "detailed tip and extensive assistance" helped stop a well-hidden fraud at the company where the whistleblower worked.

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Friday
Aug192016

SEC fines Health Net Inc. for severance agreements that stifled whistleblowers

Health Net Inc. paid a $340,000 penalty Tuesday to the SEC for illegally using severance agreements that required outgoing employees to waive their ability to obtain monetary awards from the SEC’s whistleblower program.

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Monday
Aug152016

David J. Marshall: SEC breaks new ground, bans employer-imposed waiver of right to whistleblower award

The Securities and Exchange Commission sent a strong message to employers nationwide last week when it issued a cease-and-desist order against a company that required departing employees, as a condition of receiving severance, to sign an agreement waiving their right to any award from the SEC Whistleblower Program for reporting securities law violations.

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Wednesday
Aug102016

SEC fines company for severance agreements that violated whistleblower protections 

The Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday said an Atlanta-based building products distributor violated securities laws by using severance agreements that required departing employees to waive their rights to recover money from any whistleblower claims they filed with the SEC or other federal agencies.

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Monday
Aug012016

Whistleblower collects $3.5 million from Johnson & Johnson unit

A former saleswoman for medical device maker Acclarent was awarded $3.5 million as her share of an $18 million settlement of a whistleblower suit alleging false marketing claims.

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Tuesday
Jul262016

Five ways to prepare for the new French anti-corruption law

France is the latest nation to join the anti-corruption fray, working to finalize a new law to fight corruption, foster transparency and modernize economic activity.

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Tuesday
Jun282016

PwC: What every executive doing business in China needs to know

China has historically been considered a high risk location for multi-national companies. An analysis of publicly available information determined that in the past five years alone, there have been 29 actions by U.S. enforcement agencies alleging FCPA violations involving China.

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Monday
Jun132016

Huge whistleblower payout: SEC awards ‘company insider’ $17 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded $17 million to a whistleblower Thursday, the second biggest payment since its whistleblower program began nearly five years ago.

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