A former Lishui City (Zhejiang Province) Police Security Enforcement Team vice captain identified as Ji was sentenced to 12 years in prison, and his colleagues Zhou and Li were sentenced to five and half years and three years respectively for taking bribes to provide protection for an illegal gambling den.… Continue Reading
An oil and gas driller based in Scotland has agreed to pay £5.6 million in a civil settlement after it self reported overseas bribes to win business.
Abbot Group, headquartered in Aberdeen, paid the bribes in 2007, before the U.K.… Continue Reading
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it has suspended BP from the U.S. procurement system. The EPA explained that it did so because of BP’s “lack of business integrity” relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.… Continue Reading
The U.S. Court of Appeals has denied Frederic Bourke’s request for a new trial.
Bourke, convicted in 2009 of an FCPA conspiracy and sentenced to a year in jail, argued that prosecutors knowingly allowed a key witness to present false testimony to the jury.… Continue Reading
Nothing in the past 50 years has changed the way businesses and individuals communicate more than email, and new technologies are now transforming email into a powerhouse for compliance programs.
The benefits of email are obvious — it’s cheap, fast, easy, and ubiquitous.… Continue Reading
Media savvy anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal, who rocked the Indian political and business establishment over the past few weeks with dramatic accusations of corruption, has formally launched a political party.… Continue Reading
The new FCPA guidance talked about ‘an emerging international consensus on compliance best practices.’
Where to find that international consensus?
The guidance recommends these publications:
• OECD’s 2009 Anti-Bribery Recommendation (available here) and its Annex II, Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics, and Compliance, published in February 2010 (available in pdf here).… Continue Reading