Frederic Bourke served nearly a year as an inmate of Englewood Camp, a 165-bed minimum-security prison in the southwest suburbs of Denver, Colorado.… Continue Reading
After RICO trial win, Chevron demands $32 million from plaintiffs lawyer Donziger for attorneys fees
Chevron Corporation asked a federal court Tuesday to award it $32 million for attorneys fees it incurred during a successful fraud and racketeering trial against U.S. lawyer Steven Donziger.
As first reported Thursday by Oil Patch Asia (and reprinted here with permission), Chevron said in a motion for attorney’s fees that Donziger used “a pattern of racketeering that included multiple frauds, extortion, [and] obstruction of justice” to win a multi-billion-dollar pollution judgment against Chevron in Ecuador.… Continue Reading
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. said in its annual report Tuesday that it has added $15 million to its reserve for a potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement, bringing the total to $35 million.… Continue Reading
The Department of Justice has dropped its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act probe of SL Industries Inc. without filing charges, the New Jersey-based power technology company said in its annual report Wednesday.
SL Industries first disclosed an internal investigation in May 2012.… Continue Reading
Friends of the FCPA Blog — Sandy Sierck and Nick Diamond, who represent the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project in Nigeria — have another good idea. For years, SERAP has been petitioning the DOJ and SEC to return enforcement revenues to the real victims of overseas corruption: the citizens of the corrupt governments.… Continue Reading
Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division is leaving the agency Friday, March 21. But the 17-year DOJ veteran made time the day before her departure to speak to the Global Anti-corruption Compliance Congress in Washington, DC.… Continue Reading
Japan’s Marubeni Corporation pleaded guilty Wednesday to eight FCPA charges, admitting it bribed Indonesian officials to win an electricity contract for itself and a partner, Alstom SA.… Continue Reading
Part One of this series discussed the difficulties compliance professionals face in demonstrating return on investment to senior management or the board. This second and final part looks at how compliance professionals can prove their team’s ROI.… Continue Reading
SciClone Pharmaceuticals Inc. said it has reserved $2 million for penalties related to an ongoing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act probe.
The former president of Guatemala pleaded guilty in federal court in New York Tuesday to taking $2.5 million in bribes from Taiwan in exchange for continuing to recognize the country diplomatically.… Continue Reading