Last week’s $1.06 billion blockbuster resolution by Sweden’s Ericsson included disgorgement to the SEC of $540 million. By our count that’s the second biggest disgorgement ever ordered in an FCPA enforcement action.… Continue Reading
The biggest FCPA settlement in 2015 was BHP Billiton. It paid $25 million to the SEC to settle Olympics-related FCPA offenses. The case fell far short of the Top Ten List, missing a tenth place finish by a whopping $160 million.… Continue Reading
As I recently wrote for the Accelus Regulatory Intelligence subscription service, bold measures are required of multinational firms to stay in compliance with the FCPA. Firms need to know not only what all of their divisions and employees are doing, but what their subsidiaries and vendors are doing.… Continue Reading
The current list of the ten biggest FCPA cases includes only two U.S.-based companies — KBR at number three and Alcoa at number six. The rest are non-U.S. companies.
Monday’s $772 million DOJ enforcement action against Alstom SA and several subsidiaries landed second on our list of the top ten FCPA cases of all time.
The addition of Paris-based Alstom means three of the top ten FCPA cases now involve French companies.… Continue Reading
Leslie Caldwell, chief of the DOJ’s criminal division, talked at last week’s Annual Ethics and Compliance Conference in Atlanta. She covered the ten hallmarks of an effective compliance program and cooperation with the DOJ in FCPA and other white-collar investigations.… Continue Reading
The UK Serious Fraud Office said Friday that its £3 million ($5 million) confiscation order against former Alba chief Bruce Hall has been fully paid.
Hall, 61, was sentenced by a London court on July 22 to serve 16 months in prison for taking nearly $5 million in bribes when he worked for state-owned Alba, or Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C.… Continue Reading
Ernst & Young just issued its 13th Global Fraud Survey. It shows regulators aggressively pursuing financial fraud and bribery cases, and expressing increasing concern over cyber risks.
EY highlights how multiple agencies in the U.S.… Continue Reading