Thomas Fox | Contributing Editor
Thomas Fox is a contributing editor of the FCPA Blog.
Last week the FCPA Blog, in a post entitled NSA spying also linked to FCPA enforcement, reported that the National Security Agency (NSA) has engaged in economic espionage for the benefit of the United States and perhaps others.
Photo courtesy of www.china.org.cnWhat is the cost of bribery and corruption? We’re seeing it played out daily in Bangladesh as each body is pulled out of the rubble of the Rana Plaza, where there are now more than 600 confirmed deaths in what has become the worst disaster for Bangladesh’s $20 billion-a-year garment industry.
Click original to enlargeThe death of New York Times reporter Anthony Lewis brought out a spate of articles about the Gideon case, which provides that all persons charged with crimes are entitled to representation by counsel. This decision is often cited with the Miranda decision as two of the most important backbones in the rights of those charged with crimes.
Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)Last week, I was discussing a report with fellow compliance practitioner Craig Bloom, that Giuseppe Orsi, President of one of Italy’s largest conglomerates, Finmeccanica, SpA, was arrested under allegations of bribery in Finmeccanica’s sale of twelve helicopters to the Indian Government in 2010.
I admit to having been very conflicted over Lance Armstrong. He’s a Texan, from Austin, so we have that immediate connection.