It’s a familiar FCPA enforcement pattern. Companies in the same segment fall like dominoes. Medical device makers, pharmas, banks, mobile phone operators, oil and gas service providers and producers — all have had their turn in the enforcement spotlight.… Continue Reading
Alexandra Gillies, who sometimes writes for the FCPA Blog, has published a new book, Crude Intentions: How Oil Corruption Contaminates the World. I recently spoke with her about the book and her wider work.… Continue Reading
Barclays PLC paid the SEC $6.3 million Friday to settle FCPA offenses related to the hiring of relatives of public officials in Asia.
The British bank disgorged $3.8 million and paid a $1.5 million penalty to the SEC, plus pre-judgment interest of $984,000.… Continue Reading
Credit Suisse Group AG and its Hong Kong unit agreed Thursday to pay the DOJ and SEC $76.7 million for a referral hiring scheme that violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading
Banking giant Credit Suisse Group AG said Wednesday it has agreed to pay a $47 million penalty to the Justice Department to end an FCPA investigation into hiring practices in Asia.… Continue Reading
Banking giant Credit Suisse Group AG said Wednesday the DOJ and SEC are investigating its hiring practices in the Asia Pacific region.
The agencies want to know whether Credit Suisse hired referrals from government agencies and other state-owned entities “in exchange for investment banking business and/or regulatory approvals,” according to a fourth-quarter earnings release.… Continue Reading
Citigroup Inc. said Friday it is being investigated for hiring practices that might violate the FCPA.
The bank said the SEC and other agencies are “conducting investigations or making inquiries concerning compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other laws.”… Continue Reading
In the fall of 2013, the FCPA Blog published my series Cameo Corruption, which focused on the potential use of film roles as something “of value” that could be improperly offered to influence foreign officials.… Continue Reading
HSBC Holdings said in an earnings release Monday that the SEC is investigating the bank’s hiring practices in Asia.
London-based HSBC said it has received various requests for information and is cooperating with the SEC’s investigation.… Continue Reading
This summer the SEC charged BNY Mellon with violating the FCPA by providing highly sought-after student internships to family members of foreign government officials who were directly affiliated with a Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund.… Continue Reading