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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

SEC annual report touts FCPA enforcement

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published its 2013 Agency Financial Report this week to detail its results for the President, Congress and public.

By the end of the 2013 fiscal year, the SEC had obtained total penalties and disgorgements of $3.4 billion, an increase from the $3.1 billion awarded the year before, it said in the report.… Continue Reading

NCIS agent pleads guilty in massive Navy bribery scandal

A special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) pleaded guilty Tuesday for his role in a huge international fraud and bribery ring, admitting he tipped a Singapore-based Navy contractor about ongoing criminal probes in exchange for prostitutes, cash and luxury travel.… Continue Reading

NCR posts investigation update

Image courtesy of NCR CorporationHere’s what ATM-maker NCR Corporation said in its SEC filing (Form 8-K) this month about ongoing FCPA and OFAC investigations:

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In 2012, NCR received anonymous allegations from a purported whistleblower regarding certain aspects of the Company’s business practices in China, the Middle East and Africa.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (December 17, 2013)

Lei Ting, former assistant to the mayor of Maoming city, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for bribery and abuse of power. Lei was convicted of offering real estate to former Maoming mayor Luo Yinguo in exchange for a promotion.Continue Reading

Wal-Mart’s December 2013 FCPA disclosure

Here’s what Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said in its quarterly report (Form 10-Q) filed with the SEC on December 6:

 

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The Audit Committee (the “Audit Committee”) of the Board of Directors of the Company, which is composed solely of independent directors, is conducting an internal investigation into, among other things, alleged violations of the U.S.… Continue Reading