Suspension permits an agency suspension or debarment official (“SDO”) to temporarily exclude a contractor from the procurement system based on “adequate evidence” of a violation of the offenses listed at FAR 9.407-2 (such as bribery). … Continue Reading
From the China Compliance Digest (Issue No. 20: June 18, 2012):
Four-year-old Xie Junqiang of Gungshang County (Henan Province) died in an ambulance after the driver stopped the vehicle to solicit 1,200 yuan (US $188) from the child’s parents.… Continue Reading
From the China Compliance Digest (Issue No. 19: June 11, 2012):
According to the Chinese media, corruption in the Inner Mongolia coal industry brought down the region’s former Party secretary Liu Zhuozhi, who was recently tried for accepting bribes totaling 8.7 million yuan (US $1.36 million).… Continue Reading
Africa’s youngest nation, the Republic of Southern Sudan, has lost more than $4 billion due to public sector corruption.
The country’s first and current president, Salva Kiir, sent a letter to 75 current and former government officials, accusing them of embezzling the money from state coffers.… Continue Reading
By late 2010, the campaign to weaken the FCPA looked like it might succeed.
During a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee in November that year, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said she’d heard from company lawyers and executives who ‘can’t sleep at night’ because of uncertainty about FCPA enforcement.… Continue Reading
Nigeria is struggling to make sense of a report that says high-level officials and business people stole $6.8 billion in public funds intended to subsidize the cost of fuel. At the same time, the lawmaker that spearheaded the report is accused of accepting a bribe from an oil company and is under investigation.… Continue Reading