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BAE To Reform Its Compliance — Later

[…] work on BAE. “I predicted that sooner or later,” CW said, “one company would stand up and say enough is enough. That company may have been BAE Systems.” Is he right? Could be. Yesterday BAE announced that it’s implementing the compliance reforms recommended in the Woolf Report — the BAE-commissioned study of its future […]

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BAE’s “Black Money”

John Weston: BAE’s former chief executive lied to the U.S. government about the company’s compliance with the FCPA.At the heart of the DOJ’s one-count criminal information that BAE pleaded guilty to on Friday is the al-Yamamah contract — an $80 billion deal signed in the mid-1980s for the sale of jet fighters to Saudi Arabia. […]

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The SFO: Faux Enforcement Or First Real Step?

[…] December 2008. The SFO’s main goal, it appeared, was to put the case behind it. On Friday it said “no further prosecutions will be brought against BAE Systems in relation to the matters that have been under investigation by the SFO.” To prove the point, it dropped the prosecution of BAE’s agent, Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly. […]

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Will the DOJ ask BAE to squeal on EADS?

Britain’s BAE Systems and Europe’s EADS are proposing to merge, they said earlier this month, to create a defense giant capable of competing against Boeing or Lockheed Martin.

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The Briefing Book

[…] spending hours each day pondering the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. But there is one FCPA matter that should be on their radar — the investigation of BAE Systems. Why? Because that case — whatever the outcome — is a chance for the United States to demonstrate its commitment to the rule of law and […]

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SFO To Request Prosecution Of BAE

The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office announced today that it intends to seek the Attorney General’s consent to prosecute BAE Systems for offenses relating to overseas corruption. The agency said it will submit its request to the Attorney General “when the SFO considers it is ready to proceed.” The SFO’s statement (available here) said its […]

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How BAE Got Caught

[…] Rob Evans had to say: . . . My experience of working with David Leigh on the Guardian investigation that led to the exposure of the BAE Systems scandal in the United Kingdom is illustrative of the challenges that journalists face in investigating corruption. The articles we wrote prompted the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) […]

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Sundar Narayanan on corruption: Let’s consider the role of belief systems

[…] problems are caused at a more fundamental level by a mixture of interlocked beliefs.  Centuries of being ruled and decades of exploring democracy have infested certain belief systems in the country. Any attempt to address the menace of corruption requires a closer look at the role of the belief systems. Value systems, religious commitments, […]

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Did EU Rules Ruin BAE’s Settlement?

The British press in September reported (here) that BAE Systems — the U.K.’s biggest defense contractor — had been given until the end of the month by the Serious Fraud Office to settle bribery charges related to sales in Africa and Eastern Europe or face prosecution. When the deadline passed with no settlement, the […]

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The Lords Hear From The SFO

[…] Fraud Office asked the House of Lords to overturn April’s High Court ruling that the SFO broke the law when it dropped its corruption investigation of BAE Systems. The case involves BAE’s alleged secret payments of £1 billion to the former Saudi ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin-Sultan. The payments were allegedly […]

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