SCOTUSblog — by far the best online daily reporter about cases brought to the U.S. Supreme Court — has been denied a credential for access to the court’s press gallery.
Some Chinese companies have obtained quality-control certificates through fraudulent means including paying bribes to government officials, according to an undercover investigation by state-run Xinhua News Agency.
The ISO9000 quality standard certifications can be obtained “as long as you give money,” even if you are not qualified, a certification agent told undercover reporters from Xinhua.… Continue Reading
Smith & Wesson said the DOJ has ended its FCPA investigation of the company and won’t bring criminal charges, and that a civil settlement with the SEC is close.
The DOJ launched the investigation after the 2010 indictment of its VP for sales at the start of the bungled Africa sting prosecution.… Continue Reading
Achieving consistent legal compliance in today’s regulatory environment is a challenge severe enough to keep compliance officers awake at night and one at which even well-managed companies regularly fail.
The ex-prime minister of Slovenia began serving a two-year prison sentence Friday for taking bribes in an arms deal with a Finnish company.
Janez Jansa and two others were convicted last year of accepting about $2.7 million in bribes while in office to help the Finnish firm Patria win a 2006 contract worth $378 million for 135 armored personnel carriers.… Continue Reading
The U.S. surrendered the director of a property development company after his arrest for immigration offenses ended three years of running from Hong Kong bribery charges.… Continue Reading