Every compliance training session should include this warning: If you ever become involved with, see, or otherwise discover a potential FCPA violation, stop everything. Don’t clean your desk, empty the trash can, or clear your browser history.… Continue Reading
Beny Steinmetz was detained Monday in Israel for a second time for questioning in connection with bribery of high ranking foreign officials in Guinea.
The police action was part of a joint investigation by the Israeli Police and authorities from Switzerland, the United States and Romania.… Continue Reading
The UK Serious Fraud Office released a statement Monday confirming that it has opened a corruption investigation into mining giant Rio Tinto.
The SFO said the investigation targets “suspected corruption in the conduct of business in the Republic of Guinea by the Rio Tinto group, its employees and others associated with it,” according to an alert from FCPA Tracker.… Continue Reading
BSG Resources Limited said it sent a letter to Rio Tinto plc Monday alleging that Rio Tinto contributed to the loss of BSGR’s mining rights in Simandou, Guinea by paying bribes and making false allegations.… Continue Reading
Global mining giant Rio Tinto said it suspended the chief executive of its energy and minerals division while it investigates more than $10.5 million paid to a consultant for the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea.… Continue Reading
A federal court in Florida last week granted a request by prosecutors to seize three properties and various restaurant equipment from Mamadie Touré.
Touré, left, is the widow of Lansana Conté, a dictator who ruled the west African country of Guinea for 24 years before he died in 2008.… Continue Reading
A French citizen who used to work for mining giant BSG Resources was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for obstructing an investigation into bribery allegations.
Frederic Cilins, 51, faced up to five years in prison after pleading guilty in March in federal court in New York.… Continue Reading