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 […]
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During the third quarter, we counted Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions involving nine individuals and five corporations. Among the developments: Three FCPA-related trials were completed, all ending badly for the defendants (Bourke, Jefferson and Green). For the first time, the SEC asserted control-person liability in an FCPA case (Faggioli and Huff). And the […]
[…] two foreign subsidiaries of North Carolina-based Alliance One International Inc. agreed to pay a total of $9.45 million in fines. And a Brazilian subsidiary of Virginia-based Universal Corporation agreed to pay a $4.4 million criminal fine. Alliance One’s Swiss and Kyrgyzstan subsidiaries pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia […]
The Federal Communications Commission fined Siemens Corporation and Siemens Medical Solutions $175,000 Thursday for failing to disclose corporate felony convictions as required by the FCC’s rules.
Olympus Corporation of the Americas said Tuesday settled two separate investigations, including one involving Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offenses.
Two former senior executives of U.S.-based Panasonic Avionics Corporation settled SEC charges Tuesday related to FCPA offenses that Panasonic Corporation and the U.S. aviation unit settled earlier this year.
[…] settling companies paid a total of $985 million for the resolutions. SocGen’s $585 million settlement grabbed a spot on our list of the biggest FCPA cases. Panasonic Corporation and an aviation subsidiary also had a mega-settlement during the quarter, paying the DOJ and SEC $280 million to resolve FCPA offenses. During the second quarter […]
[…] the cable has caused a big flap in India by revealing that Sanjay Gandhi, son of Indira Gandhi, wanted to be an agent for the British Aircraft Corporation. He was later killed in an airplane crash and his mother was assassinated. His widow, Maneka Gandhi, has been a minister in four Indian governments.) Here’s […]
Ralph Lauren Corporation will pay $1.6 million in combined penalties to the DOJ and SEC in exchange for unprecedented dual non-prosecution agreements after admitting its Argentina subsidiary paid bribes to government and customs officials.
World Acceptance Corporation agreed Thursday to pay the SEC $21.7 million in penalties and disgorgement to resolve FCPA offenses in Mexico. In an internal administrative order, the SEC charged WAC with violating the FCPA’s anti-bribery, books and records, and internal accounting controls provisions. The consumer loan company agreed to disgorge $17.8 million plus prejudgment interest […]