Texas-based Flowserve Corporation said in a securities filing Thursday that it recently received a subpoena from the SEC in an investigation of possible violations of the FCPA.… Continue Reading
SBM Offshore agreed to pay $240 million to Dutch authorities Wednesday to settle allegations that it bribed government officials in Angola, Brazil, and Equatorial Guinea.… Continue Reading
The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday charged accounting firm KPMG with violating auditor independence rules.
An SEC investigation found that the Big Four firm provided non-audit assistance such as bookkeeping and corporate finance services to the affiliates of companies it was auditing.… Continue Reading
German police have raided the offices of a joint venture between EADS and ThyssenKrupp during an investigation of overseas corruption.
The joint venture — Atlas Elektronik — and Rheinmetall Defence Electronics are suspected of paying bribes in Greece in connection with the sale of submarine equipment, the state prosecutor’ office in Bremen said Saturday.… Continue Reading
Last week, the British Labour Party, the main opposition party, published a policy review called ‘Tackling Serious Fraud and White Collar Crime.’
As might be expected, the review throws a number of political punches, in particular, the government’s recent proposals to cut red tape for business, by exempting facilitation payments, and the lack of resources for financial crime enforcement agencies.… Continue Reading
The Anti-Terrorist Department (Department ‘T’) of the Russian Interior Ministry is trying to arrest the American-born head of Hermitage Capital, William Browder, who has conducted a successful global campaign to sanction those involved with the jailing and death of his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky.… Continue Reading
William Browder, left, the American-born head of London-based Hermitage Capital Management, told Dutch lawmakers last week about developments in the Magnitsky case and the breakdown of the rule of law in Russia, according to a statement issued by Hermitage.… Continue Reading
George McGovern, the former senator who died this weekend at 90, ran against Richard Nixon for the presidency in 1972. McGovern lost in one of the country’s most lopsided elections.… Continue Reading
The leader of the Dutch government has refused to open a new investigation into the role played by Prince Bernhard in the Lockheed scandal that broke in 1976.
The head of the left-wing liberal D66 party, Alexander Pechtold, asked for ‘a commission of historians .… Continue Reading