Credit Suisse Group AG and its Hong Kong unit agreed Thursday to pay the DOJ and SEC $76.7 million for a referral hiring scheme that violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading
Banking giant Credit Suisse Group AG said Wednesday it has agreed to pay a $47 million penalty to the Justice Department to end an FCPA investigation into hiring practices in Asia.… Continue Reading
Banking giant Credit Suisse Group AG said Wednesday the DOJ and SEC are investigating its hiring practices in the Asia Pacific region.… Continue Reading
The Federal Reserve Board Friday said it will seek fines and permanent bans against two former managing directors at J.P.… Continue Reading
Citigroup Inc. said Friday it is being investigated for hiring practices that might violate the FCPA.
The bank said the SEC and other agencies are “conducting investigations or making inquiries concerning compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other laws.”
The probe is aimed at the hiring of candidates “referred by or related to foreign government officials.”
Citigroup said it is cooperating with the investigation.… Continue Reading
In the fall of 2013, the FCPA Blog published my series Cameo Corruption, which focused on the potential use of film roles as something “of value” that could be improperly offered to influence foreign officials.… Continue Reading
JPMorgan Chase and a Hong Kong subsidiary agreed Thursday to pay $264.4 million to the DOJ, SEC, and Federal Reserve to resolve FCPA offenses for awarding prestigious jobs to relatives and friends of Chinese government officials to win banking deals.… Continue Reading
As mentioned in my post last week, one way the DOJ determines if a company has performed the required anti-corruption due diligence when acquiring an entity is looking at whether the new entity was promptly incorporated into the acquiring company’s internal controls, including its compliance program.… Continue Reading
We’ve talked about South Korea’s foreign bribery laws and we looked at specific compliance risks related to gift giving, rebates, and kickbacks.… Continue Reading
With every enforcement action comes lessons and warning tales for other companies and compliance officers. Last week Qualcomm paid $7.5 million to settle SEC charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by hiring relatives of Chinese officials responsible for deciding whether to select the company’s mobile technology products.
Lessons abound for the savvy compliance professional from this enforcement action.… Continue Reading
The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that Qualcomm Incorporated agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by hiring relatives of Chinese government officials.… Continue Reading
HSBC Holdings said in an earnings release Monday that the SEC is investigating the bank’s hiring practices in Asia.
London-based HSBC said it has received various requests for information and is cooperating with the SEC’s investigation.… Continue Reading