Quad/Graphics Inc. agreed Thursday to pay the SEC nearly $10 million to settle violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for long-running bribery schemes and cover-ups in Peru and China.… Continue Reading
American communication technology provider Polycom Inc. settled FCPA books and records and internal accounting controls provisions charges with the SEC Wednesday for using resellers and distributors in China to bribe government officials.
Polycom agreed to disgorge to the SEC about $10.7 million and pay prejudgment interest of $1.8 million, along with a penalty of $3.8 mllion.… Continue Reading
The SEC closed its investigation into ING Group NV one day after the banking giant reached a $900 million settlement with Dutch authorities.… Continue Reading
The Justice Department said Monday it won’t prosecute a UK engineering firm for possible FCPA and money-laundering violations.
Guralp Systems Limited or GSL, based in Reading, UK, received the declination letter (pdf) “notwithstanding evidence of violations of the FCPA.”
The firm makes seismology testing equipment.… Continue Reading
The prosecutor who oversees the criminal division’s FCPA unit said the DOJ wants corporate acquisitions to happen and doesn’t want the “specter of enforcement to be a risk factor that impedes such activity by good actors.”
Deputy assistant attorney general Matthew Miner was speaking Wednesday in Washington at ACI’s global forum on anti-corruption compliance in high risk markets.… Continue Reading
FCPA practitioners welcomed Rod Rosenstein’s announcement that the Department of Justice has made the FCPA Pilot Program permanent, and incorporated it into the U.S.… Continue Reading
The Boston engineering company that paid $4 million last week to settle FCPA offenses in India was also sanctioned by the World Bank Thursday for failing to disclose a subcontract on a project in Vietnam.… Continue Reading
Privately held CDM Smith Inc. entered into a declination with disgorgement Thursday with the Justice Department to resolve FCPA offenses in India.… Continue Reading
Two American units of Germany’s Linde Group received a declination with disgorgement from the DOJ Friday for FCPA offenses in the Republic of Georgia.… Continue Reading
A Houston-based independent oil company that resolved FCPA offenses in 2015 said last week that another FCPA investigation, if it were to happen, could sink the company.… Continue Reading