The Courthouse News Service reported this week that a government investigator in Argentina claims he was beaten and tortured because he blew the whistle on bribes from Siemens to Argentine officials.… Continue Reading
The United States has a long legal history of holding corporations criminally responsible for acts of employees and agents. But that concept never existed under German or French law, among others.… Continue Reading
Larry Ellison ranked third on Forbes’ list with $41 billion. Last month, his company Oracle paid $2 million to settle civil FCPA charges.… Continue Reading
Several Guangzhou City Yinhe Martyr Cemetery managers were recently given prison sentences for corruption involving the awarding of renovation projects within the cemetery. Former director of the cemetery Ye Jianwen was sentenced to eight years for taking $177,681, and cemetery Party secretary and director Yao Shangang was sentenced to five years and three months for taking $33,020.… Continue Reading
The China Anti-Corruption Handbook is the most detailed study ever published of anti-corruption enforcement in China, Hong Kong, and Macau.
Thousands of enforcement records have been analyzed and sorted by industry, province, and year. … Continue Reading
A European Parliamentary committee approved proposed legislation this week that would require European extractive companies to publish payments they make to governments.
The legislation is similar to a law that took effect in the United States in August.… Continue Reading
Great post Tuesday by our cousins at thebriberyact.com.
They said the U.K. government has been intervening with overseas governments on behalf of U.K. businesses reporting problems with local corruption.
‘Since the passing of the Bribery Act in July 2010,’ the post said, ‘there have been four cases where U.K.… Continue Reading
To celebrate Teachers’ Day (September 10), students in China honor their teachers with an outpouring of gifts, cards, and flowers.
As in some other areas of Chinese society, however, the line between paying respects and currying illicit favors on Teachers’ Day has become almost undetectable for some.… Continue Reading
Dear FCPA Blog,
Crooked Pols Abound In America Too was enjoyable and on point. But Chicago-style politics, albeit well-known, are truly not the exception. After decades of international business in many colorful places, I used to be amazed by the openness of the government officials in their handling of government affairs.… Continue Reading
Apple’s late CEO Steve Jobs was asked about his company’s use of conflict minerals. Jobs responded to Derick Rhodes of Wired right away.
Here’s their June 2010 email exchange:
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I’d planned to buy a new iPhone  tomorrow – my first upgrade since buying the very first version on the first day of its release – but I’m hesitant without knowing Apple’s position on sourcing the minerals in its products.