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Posts Tagged: Agents

The SFO’s Red Flags

The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office has a neat list of ‘red flags’ on its site. But they’re not called ‘red flags.’ That term is apparently an Americanism.

The SFO’s list of ‘corruption indicators,’ it says, is ‘not exhaustive and the ingenuity of those involved in corruption knows no bounds!’… Continue Reading

A Short Benchmarking Quiz

Of the more than 100 organizations participating in the Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Benchmarking Survey conducted by Kaplan & Walker LLP and the FCPA Blog, what do you think is the approximate percentage of respondents that:

1.… Continue Reading

Due Diligence To Prevent Touting

By David Elesinmogun, Obumneme Egwuatu, & Marcus R. Cohen

To the untrained eye, they often appear as scrubby derelict vagabonds, haunting the steps of administrative offices throughout the developing world. Yet, this unassuming guise belies their predatory importance as quasi-official intermediaries – serving as both roadblocks and essential intercessors.Continue Reading

Will Tesler Make A Deal?

We reported this week that Jeffrey Tesler, the British lawyer accused of helping KBR and its partners bribe Nigerian officials, has stopped fighting against extradition to the United States. His lawyers said he’ll be traveling to Houston within 28 days.… Continue Reading

News From The Neighborhood

Kevin LaCroix, left, who writes the D&O Diary, had a fascinating post last week about follow-on civil litigation brought by investors against companies that have been the target of an FCPA enforcement action.… Continue Reading

Lobbyists Aren’t Always Foreign Officials

In FCPA Opinion Procedure Release No. 10-03 issued Wednesday, the Requestor — a U.S. limited partnership — is working with a foreign government on “an innovative natural resources project with a novel approach,” and needs help dealing with that government.… Continue Reading

Executive Action At Innospec

Photo by MJCdetroitWhat stands out about Innospec’s FCPA guilty plea yesterday is the hands-on role former top managers had in the criminal activity. For nearly a decade they used bribery as just another sales tool, a manipulative and cynical revenue spinner, and did what they could to cover it up.… Continue Reading

BAE Pleads Guilty

BAE Systems plc (BAE or BAES) pleaded guilty today in U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia to one count of conspiracy.

It admitted conspiring to defraud the United States by impairing and impeding its lawful functions, to make false statements about its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance program, and to violate the Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations.… Continue Reading