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Posts Tagged: Alcatel

Feds Fire Back At ICE

The DOJ and Alcatel-Lucent this week responded to the petition filed by Costa Rica’s Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, S.A. (ICE) for victim’s status and restitution.

The DOJ’s filing opened with references to ICE’s “vitriolic allegations and false accusations questioning the motives, competence, and conduct” of the DOJ and SEC.… Continue Reading

Costa Rican ‘Victim’ Objects To Alcatel-Lucent Settlement

[Editor’s note:This post exceeds our normal word count. But because the issues raised are new in an FCPA case, we wanted the first impression to be accurate and complete.]

A state-owned company that awarded Alcatel-Lucent more than $300 million in bribe-tainted contracts has asked a federal court in Florida to block Alcatel’s FCPA settlement with the U.S.… Continue Reading

Ex Head of State Jailed For Alcatel Bribes

Miguel Angel Rodriguez, ex-president of Costa Rica, was sentenced to five years in prison for briberyThe former president of Costa Rica who took bribes from French telecoms company Alcatel was sentenced to five years in prison this week.… Continue Reading

Japan’s JGC Makes Top Ten

With yesterday’s $218.8 million criminal fine, JGC joins the top ten FCPA cases of all time. Nine now involve non-U.S. companies, and the oldest — Siemens from December 2008 — is still the biggest.… Continue Reading

Top Ten Disgorgements

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the DOJ’s “expansive enforcement practices” and practically none about the SEC’s. So let’s get started by taking a look at a remedy the SEC now uses in most FCPA cases: disgorgement.… Continue Reading

The First Word On Compliance Incentives

By Jeffrey M. Kaplan

The criminal information recently filed against Alcatel-Lucent, S.A. provides that among that company’s violations of the FCPA internal controls requirements was the failure “to provide appropriate incentives to perform in accordance with [its] compliance and ethics program.”… Continue Reading

The Cost Of Recalcitrance

Last month, Alcatel-Lucent and three subsidiaries settled FCPA-related charges. They paid $92 million to resolve criminal charges with the DOJ and $45 million in disgorgement to the SEC. Let’s look at the criminal fine.… Continue Reading

Alcatel-Lucent Settles Bribery Case

In one of the biggest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlements of all time, Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent S.A. will pay $137 million for bribing officials in Costa Rica, Honduras, Malaysia, and Taiwan.

The company and three subsidiaries will pay $92 million to resolve criminal charges with the DOJ and $45 million in disgorgement to the SEC.… Continue Reading