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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Search Results for: label/El Paso Corporation

Oscar Wyatt, Founder Of Coastal Corporation, Pleads Guilty To Iraq Bribes

[…] faces 18 to 24 months in prison under a plea agreement and will forfeit $11 million. He founded and ran Coastal Corporation, which he sold to El Paso Corporation in 2001. In February this year, El Paso settled violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act related to illegal surcharges it paid to Iraqi […]

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Putting Compliance Programs To The Test

[…] the criminal conduct; the number and level of the corporate employees involved; the seriousness, duration, and frequency of the misconduct; and any remedial actions taken by the corporation, including restitution, disciplinary action, and revisions to corporate compliance programs. Prosecutors should also consider the promptness of any disclosure of wrongdoing to the government and the […]

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SNC-Lavalin Blowback: Reconsidering corporate criminal liability

[…] Canada and the UK attribute criminal responsibility to corporations for the misdeeds of individuals working for the corporations. In short, the corporate identification doctrine provides that a corporation may be convicted of a criminal offense, but only when its wrongful acts or intentions are directly attributable to, or the result of the actions of, […]

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Gold dust for compliance officers

[…] is merely a “paper program” or whether it was designed, implemented, reviewed, and revised, as appropriate, in an effective manner. In addition, prosecutors should determine whether the corporation has provided for a staff sufficient to audit, document, analyze, and utilize the results of the corporation’s compliance efforts. Prosecutors also should determine whether the corporation’s […]

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Justice For Corporate Defendants?

[…] are vicariously liable for crimes committed by employees acting within the scope of their employment–that is, within their actual or apparent authority and on behalf of the corporation. It has left companies completely defenseless in the face of criminal charges under the FCPA. Once an employee admits to an FCPA violation or is found […]

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News Corp execs face U.K. bribery charges

News Corporation Chairman Rupert MurdochThe U.K.’s Crown Prosecution Service said Tuesday that former News Corporation bosses Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks will be charged with bribing public officials.

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AGCO Resolves Iraq Bribe Charges

Agricultural equipment-maker AGCO Corporation will pay nearly $20 million in criminal and civil penalties to resolve charges related to kickbacks it paid under the U.N. oil for food program. Under its plea deal with the Justice Department, the Duluth, Ga.-based firm will pay a criminal penalty of $1.6 million and enter into a three-year […]

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FCPA defendants need an ‘adequate procedures’ defense, too

[…] an anti-bribery investigation — only one of which considers the existence and effectiveness of the corporation’s pre-existing compliance program. Significantly, this means that under the FCPA, a corporation can still be held criminally and civilly liable for actions by an unknown employee even if it has implemented a comprehensive compliance program — and perhaps […]

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Grynberg v. BP et al

[…] Exchange Commission. This story, however, is told by an industry insider who’s also an alleged victim. ____________________ COME NOW the Plaintiffs, Jack J. Grynberg (“Grynberg”), Grynberg Production Corporation, a Texas corporation (“GPC Texas”), Grynberg Production Corporation, a Colorado corporation (“GPC Colorado”) and Pricaspian Development Corporation, a Texas corporation (“PDC”), collectively, the “Grynberg Plaintiffs,” through […]

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Job: Senior Risk Officer (International Finance Corporation – Washington, D.C.)

Job Title: Senior Risk Officer Location: Washington, D.C. Company: International Finance Corporation (IFC)  Background / General Description International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is a global leader, investor and advisor committed to projects in its developing member countries that reduce extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. IFC finances private sector […]

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