February 6, 2007 — The DOJ reports Vetco’s admission that payments to Nigerian Customs Officials violated the FCPA. The DOJ says, “These corrupt payments were paid through a major international freight forwarding and customs clearance company to employees of the Nigerian Customs Service, and coordinated largely through Vetco Gray Controls Inc.’s offices in Houston. . […]
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Aibel Group Ltd. of the United Kingdom pleaded guilty yesterday to violating the antibribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and failing to comply with the terms of its prior deferred prosecution agreement. It admitted making previously undisclosed illegal payments to Nigerian customs officials through its freight forwarder in return for preferential treatment. From […]
As part of its online make-over, the Justice Department has now indexed FCPA enforcement actions from mid-2004 onward. They’re listed alphabetically and can all be found on a public page called FCPA and Related Enforcement Actions. A click, for example, on United States v. BAE Systems, plc reveals the court docket number (10-CR-035-JDB) original filing […]
Job Title: Compliance Officer
Company: Bilfinger SE
Location: Mannheim, Germany
The Compliance Officer will lead efforts to promote compliance at all levels of Bilfinger and contribute to the continuous improvement of the compliance program and the underlying elements. She/he will support the business to implement and apply compliance-related policies, controls and procedures. The position holder will report to the Chief Compliance Officer and will be part of the global Compliance Leadership Team.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
We conducted research on 30 corporate corruption FCPA cases resulting from SEC investigations and sanctions over the last 15 years. The aim of this research was to uncover what negative features these organizations have in their cultures.
It’s too soon to call it a pattern. But there’s something new in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement. During 2007, the U.S. ramped up two investigations that covered not just individual companies but entire industries. That, we think, is worth a second look. One industry-wide investigation involves about a dozen oil and gas services firms […]