The DOJ’s second Opinion Procedure Release this year approved a plan by 19 non-profit adoption agencies to bring foreign officials to the United States to meet the staff at the agencies and families who have already adopted kids from the officials’ country.… Continue Reading
From the FCPA Blog members area, here’s Embraer S.A.’s FCPA disclosure in its SEC filing on October 24:
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We, through our outside counsel hired to respond to the SEC-issued subpoena and associated inquiries into the possibility of non-compliance with the U.S.
Our 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
From the FCPA Blog members area, here’s Halliburton Co.’s FCPA disclosure in its SEC filing on October 23:
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We are conducting internal investigations of certain areas of our operations in Angola and Iraq, focusing on compliance with certain company policies, including our Code of Business Conduct (COBC), and the FCPA and other applicable laws.
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
From the members area of the FCPA Blog, here’s Stryker’s latest FCPA disclosure in its SEC filing this week:
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
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
At 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