It made sense for Lawrence Hoskins to challenge whether the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act could apply to him. He had worked for Alstom SA, a French company, in Paris. He carried a UK passport and said he never set foot in the United States.… Continue Reading
A former Alstom SA executive who carried a UK passport, worked in France, and said he never set foot in the United States, was convicted Friday by a federal jury on 11 of 12 counts for his part in a scheme to bribe government officials in Indonesia.… Continue Reading
In 2005, former president Bill Clinton traveled to Kazakhstan to meet with its leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Clinton flew to Almaty with the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra on Giustra’s private jet, the New York Times reported Thursday.… Continue Reading
Here’s the latest FCPA disclosure from oil field services firm Halliburton Company from its Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 7:
We are conducting internal investigations of certain areas of our operations in Angola and Iraq, focusing on compliance with certain company policies, including our Code of Business Conduct (COBC), and the FCPA and other applicable laws.… Continue Reading
Reports that the UK Government is considering reviewing the Bribery Act’s approach to facilitation payments have been the subject of much controversy in the past few months. Beyond the geographical confines of the UK, the project should trigger a bigger discussion on the lack of harmonized standards on facilitation payments among OECD countries.… Continue Reading
The UK Serious Fraud Office charged a specialty printing company and four individuals, including the firm’s former chairman, with paying more than £400,000 in bribes in Africa.
Smith & Ouzman Limited, two of its directors, an employee, and an agent were charged under the Section 1 Prevention of Corruption Act 1906, the SFO said.… Continue Reading