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Posts Tagged: Corporate Investigations List

Lanny Breuer said to be leaving DOJ soon

Lanny Breuer, Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ’s Criminal DivisionLanny Breuer, the head of the Justice Department’s criminal division, is reported to be preparing his exit.

As the Assistant Attorney General for the criminal division since 2009, Breuer led the 600 DOJ lawyers who prosecute federal criminal cases across the country.… Continue Reading

First stop — the Archive tab

On the menu bar near the top of this page, you’ll find the Archive tab.

It’s the best way for see in a hurry what’s on the FCPA Blog.

The Tags are a subject index.… Continue Reading

Declination for Deere

Illinois-based Deere & Company said Thursday the SEC won’t bring an FCPA action following an investigation into alleged payments to foreign officials in Russia and surrounding countries.

The SEC inquiry was first reported in August 2011.… Continue Reading

Hewlett-Packard’s latest FCPA disclosure (December 2012)

From Hewlett-Packard Company’s Form 10-K filed with the SEC on December 27, 2012, here is the company’s full FCPA disclosure:

The German Public Prosecutor’s Office (“German PPO”) has been conducting an investigation into allegations that current and former employees of HP engaged in bribery, embezzlement and tax evasion relating to a transaction between Hewlett-Packard ISE GmbH in Germany, a former subsidiary of HP, and the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation.

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For U.S. gun maker, Africa sting case goes on

Here’s the latest FCPA disclosure from Massachusetts-based Smith & Wesson from its Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on December 6. We’ve paragraphed the text for readability:

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On January 19, 2010, the DOJ unsealed indictments of 22 individuals from the law enforcement and military equipment industries, one of whom was our former Vice President-Sales, International & U.S.… Continue Reading

With Net 1 investigation, the U.S. sends a message

Why investigate South Africa’s Net 1 in the U.S. for payments to South African officials?

The answer is probably because the South African enforcement authorities dropped the ball.

According to Nicola Whittaker of Corruption Watch, one of Net 1’s local companies, Cash Paymaster Services, allegedly bribed government officials to win a contract from the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). … Continue Reading

Saipem CEO out in corruption probe

Italian oil and gas drilling contractor Saipem SpA confirmed that it is under investigation for corruption by Italian authorities for alleged payments in Algeria.

Saipem’s board said Wednesday the payments allegedly relate to conduct that occurred before 2009.… Continue Reading

Avon keeps no secrets from the feds

In its disclosure yesterday, Avon provided a glimpse into what it means to be cooperating with the DOJ and SEC.

Avon is deep into a huge global investigation about FCPA compliance that so far has cost the company more than $280 million.… Continue Reading

LyondellBasell investigates Kazakhstan payment

LyondellBasell Industries NV, the Netherlands-based petrochemical maker, made this disclosure in its Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on October 26:

We previously identified an agreement related to a former project in Kazakhstan under which a payment was made that raises compliance concerns under the U.S.

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Avon’s latest FCPA disclosure (November 2012)

Here’s the full FCPA disclosure by Avon Products, Inc. from its Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 1:

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We are currently conducting an internal investigation and compliance reviews focused on compliance with the FCPA and related U.S.… Continue Reading

Owens-Illinois launches FCPA investigation

Glass-maker Owens-Illinois Group, Inc. has disclosed an internal investigation into possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

The Ohio-based company said in an SEC filing late last week that violations of the FCPA’s antibribery and books and records provisions may have occurred in overseas operations.… Continue Reading