The World Bank Group debarred a Colombia construction company for 18 months Wednesday for misconduct related to a bank-financed flood-control project in Bogota.… Continue Reading
Connecticut-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. agreed to pay $21.4 million to resolve SEC charges that the company violated the FCPA by bribing foreign officials in Turkey and Russia, and failing to maintain accurate books and records at subsidiaries in Brazil and Colombia.… Continue Reading
Colombia’s national airline said in a U.S. securities filing Thursday that it is investigating possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery laws because of free and discounted tickets and upgrades given to government officials in various countries.… Continue Reading
The World Bank Tuesday debarred Brazil-based engineering and construction company Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A. for three years for “fraudulent and collusive practices” during a project in Colombia.
Also debarred were Odebrecht construction subsidiaries based in Colombia, Chile, Panama, Peru, Barbados, Angola, the United States, Luxembourg, Austria, and the Cayman Islands.… Continue Reading
The former Colombian National Director of Anti-Corruption was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison after a DEA sting in Miami caught him soliciting a $132,000 bribe to undermine an investigation into a local politician.… Continue Reading
The former Colombian National Director of Anti-Corruption pleaded guilty in Miami after a DEA sting operation caught him soliciting a $132,000 bribe to undermine an investigation into a local politician.
According to his plea, Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera, 36, conspired to launder money in order to promote foreign bribery.… Continue Reading
Colombia’s top anti-corruption prosecutor was extradited to the United States Friday to face charges connected to bribes he allegedly took to subvert investigations in the U.S.… Continue Reading
Colombia’s regulator overseeing fair business practices is investigating at least 12 local companies suspected of bribing officials in other countries.
The Superintendency for Trade is conducting the investigations.
Massachusetts-based Alere Inc. will pay more than $13 million to settle charges that it bribed foreign officials and committed accounting fraud to meet revenue targets, the SEC said Thursday.
Alere subsidiaries in India and Colombia “obtained or retained business” by using distributors or consultants to make improper payments to officials of government agencies or entities under government control, the SEC said.… Continue Reading
Following a peace agreement that ended more than 50 years of civil conflict against the drug cartels and FARC (the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces, for its initials in Spanish), the focus now in Colombia is on exposing and prosecuting corruption.… Continue Reading
Three fund managers and a national government said in SEC filings last week that Odebrecht’s corruption scandal has become a problem and a risk factor for them.
Brazil-based Odebrecht, an engineering and construction giant with world-wide reach, agreed late last year to settle bribery offenses by paying global criminal penalties of at least $2.6 billion.… Continue Reading