At least 90 percent of all federal criminal defendants plead guilty to reduced charges that carry a lighter sentence, and that holds true for individuals facing FCPA-related charges.… Continue Reading
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I collect tidbits about FCPA enforcement. During good weeks, the tidbits come together for a post. Other times, they stubbornly remain random factoids. That’s what happened this week. No unified field theory of FCPA enforcement.… Continue Reading
The DOJ and SEC have prosecuted 240 different companies (by my count) for FCPA offenses. Of those 240 companies, 13 have been repeat FCPA defendants. That means the recidivism rate for all corporate FCPA defendants is about 5.5 percent.… Continue Reading
As part of Goldman Sachs’ record-breaking $3.3 billion FCPA resolution, the SEC ordered the company to disgorge $606.3 million. That’s the second biggest disgorgement ever ordered in an FCPA enforcement action.… Continue Reading
The world has now lived with the FCPA for more than 40 years and with hyper-enforcement for more than a decade. By now you’d think everyone on earth has learned about the risks of non-compliance.… Continue Reading
The UK Serious Fraud Office confirmed that it has opened a new investigation into KBR, Inc.’s United Kingdom subsidiaries for suspected bribery and corruption.
The UK Serious Fraud Office said Friday it is investigating ABB Ltd’s United Kingdom subsidiaries, their officers, employees, and agents for suspected bribery and corruption.
Unaoil said in a statement Tuesday that it has instructed its lawyers to start legal action against Fairfax Media and its partners for “malicious and damaging allegations negligently published” by them.… Continue Reading
An Amsterdam-based oil services company said in a U.S. securities filing last week the DOJ has asked it questions in connection with the Unaoil investigation.
As part of its recent settlement with the SEC, Ralph Lauren Corporation agreed to disgorge $593,000 that was “obtained or retained as a result of the violations discovered during the investigation,” along with $141,846 in pre-judgment interest. … Continue Reading