Avon Products Inc. said in an SEC filing Thursday that the Securities and Exchange Commission offered an FCPA settlement last month with monetary penalties that were ‘significantly greater’ than the $12 million the company had offered.… Continue Reading
The SEC announced an award of over $150,000 to an unnamed whistleblower whose tips helped the agency stop a scheme that was defrauding investors.
The case didn’t involve violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which are also elegible for whistleblower rewards.… Continue Reading
The FCPA Blog posed this question to the DOJ and FBI’s public affairs’ offices Wednesday: Has the FCPA Unit at the FBI been disbanded? In response, Christopher Allen in the FBI’s Public Affairs Office said: “The FBI’s investigations are managed through the International Corruption Unit, and that unit is absolutely not being disbanded.”… Continue Reading
The SEC’s new Chair, Mary Jo White, made headlines last week by letting compliance officers know how important their role is to their organizations and to the SEC.
As she said: “It is, in short, you who set the bar, provide the expert guidance, and serve as the example for everyone.… Continue Reading
The International Finance Corporation and the World Bank released their new Doing Business Index this week. It’s the 11th annual report measuring business regulations for local firms — how easy or hard it is to do business in the countries surveyed.… Continue Reading