Here’s a four-minute film from FCPA Blog contributor Richard Bistrong about his “journey through the dark side of international business, getting caught, and what came next.”
Mexico’s win over Panama on the strength of a questionable referee’s call was discussed Thursday in Felipe Maldonado Garcia’s post. I’d like to analogize what happened in the match to the world of lawyering.… Continue Reading
Job Title: Global Compliance Monitoring Director
Location: Fridley, Minnesota USA
The strategic direction set by this role should enhance the compliance tools and systems used, testing and quality assurance practices, and the execution of the monitoring plans as appropriate.… Continue Reading
Five whistleblowers who alleged a chain of for-profit schools admitted unqualified students and created fake high school diplomas for them will split $1.8 million as part of a False Claims Act settlement.… Continue Reading
In two earlier posts, I looked at enforcement in Brazil during the prior calendar quarter. The first post described some of the enforcement actions and investigations that are ongoing, and the second post focused on graft scandals that could have a particular impact on the government.… Continue Reading
The Mexico men’s soccer team beat Panama Wednesday night in Atlanta in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, on a 2-1 overtime win.
A penalty kick assigned by the referee at the 88th minute was a questionable call, and at the time, Panama was winning 1-0.… Continue Reading
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Wednesday imposed a civil penalty of $140 million against Banamex USA of Century City, California for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and anti-money laundering (AML) laws and regulations.… Continue Reading
The U.S. Federal Reserve and the New York Department of Financial Services said China’s second biggest bank has to improve its anti money-laundering practices and do more due diligence on customers.… Continue Reading
The World Bank’s board of executive directors Tuesday approved “a once-in-a-generation” reform package for procurement in projects financed by the Bank.
In the new Procurement Framework, the World Bank said its management “will examine options to collect, and make available the beneficial ownership information for legal entities participating in Bank-financed procurements.”… Continue Reading
The Anti-Corruption Interest Group of the American Society of International Law, co-chaired by myself and Phil Nichols of the Wharton School, is soliciting papers for its first conference/workshop. We invite thoughtful papers from academics and practitioners alike.… Continue Reading
The Cámara Federal de Casación Penal of the Republic of Argentina issued an important ruling on May 4 concerning the legal principle that no one can be punished twice for the same crime (non-bis-in-idem).… Continue Reading