As part of the reforms by President Thein Sein to open up Myanmar after decades of economic isolation, the parliament has approved a new foreign investment law.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: Barack Obama
As reported last week by the FCPA Blog, President Obama signed a groundbreaking Executive Order designed to strengthen protections against trafficking in persons in federal contracting.
Among other requirements, the Executive Order requires federal contractors and subcontractors to take the following actions:
President Obama on Tuesday ordered enactment within six months of new federal regulations requiring strict compliance with the government’s zero-tolerance policy on human trafficking.
Anyone supplying goods or services to the government will have to comply by ensuring they don’t use misleading or fraudulent recruitment practices; charge recruitment fees; confiscate, hold, or conceal identity documents of any kind; or fail to pay repatriation costs for certain employees.… Continue Reading
The FCPA is a white-collar crime solution to a foreign policy problem.… Continue Reading
Will Indonesia be the focus of new FCPA enforcement activity?
The September 20 notes for the past year’s activities of the Security Working Group under the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership Joint Commission contained the following item:
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Worked closely with the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to run joint, parallel investigations, based on the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Last month’s post about graft convictions of four consecutive mayors of two neighboring South Korean cities reminded us of hijinks a lot closer to home.
That’s right, the home states of our two presidential candidates, Illinois and Massachusetts.… Continue Reading
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
On September 11, 2001, a bright autumn day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history.… Continue Reading