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
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The SEC received 16 percent more tips from whistleblowers concerning suspected violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in fiscal year 2015 than it did the previous year, according to the annual report released by the SEC Office of the Whistleblower. … Continue Reading
The director of the UK Serious Fraud Office spoke Monday at the annual Cambridge Economic Crime Symposium at Jesus College.
One question David Green answered is why SFO cases take so long to conclude.… Continue Reading
The UK Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday that it charged another former Alstom executive for bribing foreign officials.
The SFO charged Jean-Daniel Lainé when he appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.… Continue Reading
When companies have FCPA problems, their decision to cooperate with the DOJ can save them tens of millions of dollars. What is cooperation?
Leslie Caldwell, the chief of the DOJ’s criminal division, talked Friday at the NYU Law School about corporate compliance and enforcement.… Continue Reading
A ex-Bechtel Corporation vice president was sentenced Monday to 42 months in prison for taking $5.2 million in kickbacks to rig bids for state-run power contracts in Egypt.
Asem Elgawhary, 73, of Potomac, Maryland pleaded guilty in December 2014 to mail fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, obstruction, and interference with the administration of the tax laws. … Continue Reading
In our recent report, Trends and Developments in Anti-Corruption Enforcement, we analyze major anti-corruption resolutions in 2014 and look ahead to what we expect in 2015.
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
Paris-based Alstom pleaded guilty Monday to bribing officials in Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the Bahamas. It will pay $772 million in criminal penalties to settle the charges, the DOJ said.… Continue Reading