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Julie DiMauro
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Thomas Fox
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Marc Alain Bohn
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Bill Waite
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Shruti J. Shah
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Russell A. Stamets
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Eric Carlson
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IACA seminar on lessons learned from clean governments

Campus of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) in Laxenburg (Vienna), AustriaOur friends at the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) in Laxenburg, Austria (part of the city of Vienna) have an important seminar coming up in early December.… Continue Reading

Shanghai using software to track crooked doctors

The Shanghai Health Bureau announced plans to more widely implement software designed to identify corrupt doctors through their prescription habits.
 
Officials say the program can detect when a doctor overprescribes certain medication in exchange for kickbacks or bribes from the drug manufacturer, an often-noted problem in China’s hospitals.… Continue Reading

Stryker’s latest FCPA disclosure

From the members area of the FCPA Blog, here’s Stryker’s latest FCPA disclosure in its SEC filing this week:

Stryker Corp.

Filing Date     Oct/22/2012

Investigating Entity     Securities and Exchange Commission

Excerpt   In 2010 we received a subpoena from the DOJ related to sales, marketing and regulatory matters related to the Stryker PainPump.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (October 24, 2012)

Song Wendai, former chairman and CEO of Inner Mongolia Qiankun Gold & Silver Refining Co. Ltd, was sentenced to death for corruption and embezzlement. Song was charged for abusing his position to fraudulently obtain more than $10.3 million in public property–including 58.9 kg of gold (worth $3 million) and 1.4 tons of silver–and embezzling $3.3 million.… Continue Reading

Breuer talks (and talks), but not about FCPA guidance

Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. BreuerAt the International Bar Association’s bribery and corruption compliance forum in London Tuesday, Lanny Breuer, head of the DOJ’s criminal division, talked at length about the FCPA and anti-bribery enforcement worldwide.Continue Reading