Ousama M. Naaman, a dual citizen of Canada and Lebanon, pleaded pleaded guilty Friday in Washington, D.C. to conspiracy and to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He was charged in a June 24, 2010 superseding information with engaging in an eight-year conspiracy to defraud the United Nations oil-for-food program and bribing Iraqi officials.… Continue Reading
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Will the latest federal indictment involving private security firm Blackwater lead to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges? It’s possible, based on allegations against the five defendants.
On Friday, a federal grand jury in North Carolina indicted Gary Jackson, Blackwater’s former president; William Matthews, the former executive vice president; Andrew Howell, the former general counsel; Ana Bundy, a former vice president; and Ronald Slezak, a former weapons manager.… Continue Reading
Germany’s Daimler AG has been charged in a criminal information with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act-related violations involving “at least 22 countries over almost a decade.” China, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Latvia, Nigeria, Russia, Serbia, Montenegro, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam are among the countries mentioned.… Continue Reading
What stands out about Innospec’s FCPA guilty plea yesterday is the hands-on role former top managers had in the criminal activity. For nearly a decade they used bribery as just another sales tool, a manipulative and cynical revenue spinner, and did what they could to cover it up.… Continue Reading
The key intermediary identified as “Individual 1” in this week’s historic bribery indictment of 22 people from the military and police-equipment industry has been charged with conspiracy (18 U.S.C.… Continue Reading
The New York Times on Tuesday alleged here that executives at the private military security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide authorized secret payments of about $1 million to Iraqi officials that might have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading