On December 26, 2020, China amended its Criminal Law to increase the penalties on “non-state functionaries” for taking or soliciting bribes.… Continue Reading
As long as U.S. federal law enforcement priorities remain the same, licensed cannabis operators are unlikely to be prosecuted if they are completely compliant with state laws. However, if the DOJ or state regulators discover that a license was acquired through corrupt means, the license will not provide any protection.… Continue Reading
TechnipFMC plc paid the SEC $5 million Monday to settle FCPA offenses related to bribing Iraqi officials to win business with state-owned oil companies.
The London-headquartered oil and gas company disgorged $4.3 million plus pre-judgment interest of $735,000 to the SEC. … Continue Reading
Cisco Systems Inc. is investigating whether some of its activities in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
The networking equipment manufacturer announced the internal probe in a public filing in late February.… Continue Reading
Transparency International’s UK chapter released a new handbook Wednesday for creating or enhancing an anti-bribery compliance program.
The handbook targets businesses subject to the UK Bribery Act and U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and helps them anticipate, avoid and resist bribery.… Continue Reading
The Department of Justice sued Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) Services Inc. Thursday for taking kickbacks from two subcontractors and filing false reimbursement claims with the government.
Houston-based KBR had a contract to provide logistical support to the U.S.… Continue Reading