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Posts Tagged: India

The (Early) Effects of the UK Bribery Act

By Eoin O’Shea

It seems strange to speculate on the effects of legislation which only entered force on July 1st, but such has been the impact of the UK’s Bribery Act 2010 that strong effects can already be seen.… Continue Reading

The Road To Corruption

By Richard E. Messick

A new World Bank study on corruption in the roads sector shows the challenges contractors and engineering firms working in developing countries face when trying to avoid being drawn into schemes that violate the Foreign Corruption Practices Act or the anti-corruption laws of other nations or both.… Continue Reading

OECD Enforcement Scores

Transparency International’s latest report about antibribery enforcement in the OECD breaks down this way:

Active Enforcement: Seven countries: Denmark, Germany, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States

Moderate Enforcement: Nine countries: Argentina, Belgium, Finland, France, Japan, Korea (South), Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden

Little or No Enforcement: 21 countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, and Turkey

For specifics, the report said the United States has 227 cases (prosecutions and investigations) in the 2011 report, up from 169 in 2010; Germany has 135 cases, up from 117; and Brazil reports eight ongoing investigations, up from four in TI’s last report.… Continue Reading

Are We Scared Yet?

File this story under bribery and public safety.

The AP reported yesterday that two more Indian airline pilots with fake licenses they bought by bribing government officials have been arrested.

So far, six pilots and some aviation officials are under investigation.… Continue Reading

Kraft Discloses SEC Investigation

In its latest annual report, Illinois-based Kraft Foods said it received a subpoena on February 1 from the SEC. The subpoena is connected to an FCPA investigation of a facility in India that was part of Kraft’s $19 billion acquisition of U.K.-based… Continue Reading

Making War On Red Tape

India, China, and Russia rank among the world’s worst countries for red tape. The World Bank’s Doing Business Index, under the category of dealing with construction permits, is a rough measure of bureaucratic hassle in an economy.… Continue Reading

SEC Charges Second Pride Exec

The former country manager in Venezuela for Pride International, Inc. last week settled civil FCPA charges with the SEC.

Joe Summers, a U.S. citizen who lives in John Day, Oregon, agreed to pay a civil penalty of $25,000.… Continue Reading

Former CCI Exec Extradited

The DOJ said today that Flavio Ricotti, an Italian citizen indicted in April 2009 with five other former executives of California-based valve-maker Control Components Inc. (CCI), has been extradited to the United States from Germany.… Continue Reading