In 2022, the DOJ and SEC brought FCPA enforcement actions against eight companies and imposed financial penalties totaling $1.5 billion. For comparison, in 2021, four companies paid $282 million to resolve FCPA cases, and in 2020, 12 companies paid a total of $6.4 billion.
The eight corporate FCPA enforcement actions this year were KT Corporation, Stericycle, Inc., Glencore plc, Tenaris, S.A., GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A., Oracle Corporation, ABB Ltd, and Honeywell International Inc.
Total financial settlements in 2022 were the second lowest since 2015, after 2021.
In 2022, five companies received declinations from the DOJ, SEC, or both.
Five issuers disclosed new FCPA investigations. According to the companies, four of the new FCPA investigations remain active and open.
According to data from FCPA Tracker, at the end of 2022, there were 97 companies with open disclosed FCPA-related investigations.
One individual, former Herbalife executive Jerry Li, settled FCPA offenses with the SEC after he didn’t appear and the court entered a default judgment against him.
One individual, former Goldman Sachs executive Roger Ng, was convicted FCPA offenses.
Two individuals pleaded guilty and four were indicted. No individuals were sentenced for FCPA offenses in 2022.
Lawrence Hoskins’s acquittal on FCPA offenses was affirmed; his conviction on money laundering-related counts was left in place, for which he was sentenced to 15 months in prison.
Two individuals, Roger Richard Boncy and Joseph Baptiste, had their FCPA changes dismissed.
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