Posts Tagged: Foreign Official
The SEC’s apparent industry sweep of film studios in April 2012 raised a lot of eyebrows. While the sweep’s commencement was surprising, it disappeared as quickly as it started. Though no one outside the U.S.… Continue Reading
A Bloomberg report said an internal spreadsheet that linked appointments to specific deals pursued by JP Morgan Chase is now part of an investigation into the bank‘s hiring practices.
‘The bank has opened an internal investigation that has flagged more than 200 hires for review, said two people with knowledge of the examination, results of which JPMorgan is sharing with regulators,’ Bloomberg said.… Continue Reading
A French court Monday acquitted oil giant Total SA, its chief executive, a former government minister, and more than a dozen other defendants on charges of violating the U.N.’s oil-for-food program.… Continue Reading
FBI Director Robert Mueller defended the controversial government surveillance program Prism before a U.S. House Committee on June 13, saying it’s a necessary part of America’s counter-terrorism operation.
Had Prism been in place before the September 11 terrorist attacks, he said, the hijackers’ plot could have been uncovered.… Continue Reading
Recent Chinese media reports put numbers to the Communist Party’s heavy presence in the mainland’s internet sector. These statistics, viewed against the backdrop of recent corruption scandals in this industry, spell significant FCPA risk for multinational companies.… Continue Reading
Lanny 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
A judge in California may decide whether federal law reflected by the FCPA prevents charging foreign officials with money laundering in connection with bribes they took.
Judge George H. Wu, left, told the Justice Department that circumventing the FCPA’s ban on prosecuting foreign officials by using other charges may be wrong.… Continue Reading
In his 61-page ruling this week allowing the SEC’s suit against two former Noble executives to go forward, federal district judge Keith P. Ellison provided some excellent ‘guidance’ about the FCPA.… Continue Reading
The SEC got the green light this week from a federal judge to charge two former Noble executives with FCPA-related offenses they committed after February 2007.
Judge Keith Ellison Tuesday refused to dismiss the SEC’s complaint but cut off claims that arose before early 2007 based on the FCPA’s five-year statute of limitations.… Continue Reading