French and Dutch Subsidiaries Paid Kickbacks and Caused FCPA Books and Records Violations Texas-based Flowserve Corporation will pay about $10.5 million to resolve criminal and civil charges brought by the United States for illegal payments to Iraq under the U.N. Oil for Food Program. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s final judgment requires Flowserve to disgorge […]
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Image courtesy of FlowserveTexas-based Flowserve Corporation said in a securities filing Thursday that it recently received a subpoena from the SEC in an investigation of possible violations of the FCPA.
In July 2008, the government of Iraq launched a massive FCPA-related federal lawsuit in New York City. We first talked about it here. The complaint named 93 defendants in claims alleging bribery and fraud under the now-defunct United Nations oil-for-food program. Iraq sought more than $10 billion in damages, describing the U.N. program as “the […]
With the Halliburton / KBR settlement in mind, we asked readers last week (here) to help us understand how decisions are made to charge companies or individuals under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act with violations of the antibribery provisions — criminally or civilly. The best responses, we said, would earn both our gratitude and a […]
Tungsten, courtesy of Enough Project via YouTubeAn appellate court Monday struck down part of the conflict-minerals rule, leaving SEC-reporting companies wondering what disclosures to include in their conflict minerals reports due on May 31.
Nine out of 10 visitors to this blog (according to feedburner.com) view our posts through a reader such as Google Feedfetcher or an aggregator. That means most visitors normally don’t see comments (or the buttons and other information to the right). In response to our prior post about how the DOJ and SEC count their […]
Label-maker Avery Dennison Corporation, whose compliance problems in China were described in an LA Times story last January, has resolved civil and administrative charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC filed settled enforcement actions in the United States District Court for the Central District of California charging Avery with violating the FCPA’s […]
The last time it happened, North America was still deep in winter. On February 22nd, Flowserve agreed to appoint a monitor under a deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice. Since then, just one corporate FCPA case is known to have settled. AB Volvo’s agreement with the DOJ was announced on March 22nd. But […]
For those who missed any of the FCPA enforcement news during the recent hyper-active stretch, here’s what happened: July 28 — Label-maker Avery Dennison Corporation resolved civil and administrative charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC filed settled enforcement actions in the United States District Court for the Central District of California […]