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Thomas Fox
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Bill Waite
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Barclays FCPA disclosure

Here’s the full FCPA disclosure by Barclays PLC from its Interim Management Statement filed with the London Stock Exchange on October 31:

Subsequent to reporting the investigations of the Financial Services Authority and Serious Fraud Office in July and August 2012 respectively, Barclays has been informed by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that they are undertaking an investigation into whether the Group’s relationships with third parties who assist Barclays to win or retain business are compliant with the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Alert for readers

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But Sandy has overwhelmed even the folks at Squarespace.

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Reforming FCPA enforcement: a debate about amnesty

At first glance, the Department of Justice’s recent enforcement of the FCPA is staggering, with over $350 million in fines collected last year alone. Record-setting years have produced widespread attention in the media and a DOJ unwilling to revise its FCPA enforcement procedures.… Continue Reading

New York Times reports details of Wen family’s secret fortune

Relatives of China’s premier Wen Jiabao control assets totaling $2.7 billion, the New York Times reported. The newspaper traced 80 percent of the money to members of Wen’s extended family.

The Times said it used public records and information from unidentified sources to sort through the family’s apparent attempt to conceal the assets via a network of partnerships and shell companies.… Continue Reading

Owens-Illinois launches FCPA investigation

Glass-maker Owens-Illinois Group, Inc. has disclosed an internal investigation into possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

The Ohio-based company said in an SEC filing late last week that violations of the FCPA’s antibribery and books and records provisions may have occurred in overseas operations.… Continue Reading