A former director of a Russian nuclear energy firm was sentenced Tuesday to 48 months in federal prison for taking $2 million in bribes to award uranium transportation contracts to an American company.… Continue Reading
The Volkswagen emissions-testing scandal continues to provide some of the greatest lessons to be learned for the compliance and ethics practitioner that have been recently seen in any corporate scandal.
If you compare the conduct and language of VW senior executives of those from Walmart or even General Motors you will see no greater contrast.… Continue Reading
In March, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network imposed a corporate death sentence on Banca Privada d’Andorra by designating it as a foreign financial institution of primary money laundering concern under Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act.… Continue Reading
Whistleblowers can be a privileged source of information for journalists. Public disclosure of wrongdoing may also be one of the most powerful measures of accountability.
In some cases however, public disclosures of wrongdoing involving just a few individuals may have extremely serious consequences for their employer and some of their colleagues who have done nothing wrong.… Continue Reading