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Thomas Fox
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Marc Alain Bohn
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Shruti J. Shah
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Eric Carlson
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Total, CEO face French criminal case

The Total building (Total HQ) in la Défense near Paris, France (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)Here’s the disclosure from Total SA’s Form 6-K (Report of Foreign Private Issuer) filed with the SEC on April 29, 2013 dealing with a criminal investigation in France of the company, its chairman and CEO, and other employees:

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Several countries have launched investigations concerning possible violations related to the United Nations (UN) Oil-for-Food Program in Iraq.… Continue Reading

Brazil anti-corruption bill moves forward, sort of

A key vote has occurred in the Brazilian legislature on its anti-corruption bill, the Clean Company Act. And anti-corruption advocates may deem it only a partial success.

Recall that though Brazil was among the original 1997 signatories to the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery, its eventual statute imposed liability only on natural persons and not on companies.… Continue Reading