Millions of documents leaked from a corporate services firm with a posh London address are helping journalists unmask owners of secret offshore companies and the alleged criminal activities of some of those owners.… Continue Reading
In a speech Tuesday at CBI’s Annual Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress in Washington D.C., the head of the SEC’s enforcement division, Andrew Ceresney, left, talked about the most common ways pharmas violate the FCPA.… Continue Reading
Extradition is the official process where one country transfers a suspected or convicted criminal to another country. The process dates back to at least the 1300s BC, when Ramesses II of Egypt negotiated an extradition treaty with Hattusili III, a Hittite king.… Continue Reading
Zsolt Hernadi, chairman of Hungarian energy group MOL, will be tried in absentia on graft charges linked to MOL’s purchase of Croatian oil and gas firm INA, a Croatian court said Tuesday.… Continue Reading
A court in Croatia on Tuesday convicted former prime minister Ivo Sanader of pocketing millions in state money while in office and sentenced him to nine years in prison.… Continue Reading
Big-pharma Merck said an SEC filing Thursday that the DOJ has closed its FCPA investigation of the company.
Merck first disclosed in 2010 that it received letters from the DOJ and SEC asking for FCPA-related information about its activities in a number of countries.… Continue Reading
Prosecutors in Riga, Latvia brought charges last week against six people accused of taking bribes from German vehicle-maker Daimler.
At least 350 doctors in Croatia are being targeted by investigators on suspicions of taking bribes from a local drug maker.
A subsidiary of Pfizer Inc. agreed with the DOJ today to pay a $15 million criminal penalty to resolve FCPA violations in Bulgaria, Croatia, Kazakhstan, and Russia.
Pfizer also agreed with the SEC to pay $26.3 million in disgorgement of profits and pre-judgment interest to settle civil charges.… Continue Reading