Airbus SE paid $4 billion (€3.6 billion) to settle global bribery and trade charges with French, UK, and U.S. authorities Friday after an eight-year investigation triggered by a British whistleblower.… Continue Reading
In the prior post, I described the lackluster approach to enforcement that has characterized the Financial Reporting Council. What’s the cause? A large part of the explanation lies in the regulator’s closeness to those that it is supposed to be holding to account.… Continue Reading
The Financial Reporting Council is investigating KPMG for failing to spot large-scale bribery at Rolls-Royce. But there are serious questions whether the regulator, which is yet to impose a sanction in a corruption-related case, will carry out a proper inquiry.… Continue Reading
The UK Serious Fraud Office said Monday it has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery, and corruption in the civil aviation business of Airbus Group.
The SFO issued a short statement saying “the allegations relate to irregularities concerning third party consultants.”… Continue Reading
Ian Foxley was six months into his new job overseeing a $3.5 billion supply contract between the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Saudi Arabia’s National Guard, when he noticed that a procurement document requiring his signature included $2.5 million in strange, additional charges.… Continue Reading