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Posts Tagged: KBR

Alcoa disgorgement is third biggest in FCPA history

As part of its $354 million settlement this week, Alcoa agreed to pay the third biggest disgorgement in FCPA history — $161 million.

What is disgorgement? It’s a remedy, according to our contributing editor Marc Alain Bohn, authorized by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that’s ‘used to deprive wrong-doers of their ill-gotten gains and deter violations of federal securities law.’… Continue Reading

Alcoa lands 5th on our Top Ten list

Thursday’s $384 million enforcement action against Alcoa and one of its subsidiaries ranks 5th on our list of the Top Ten FCPA cases of all time.

With Pittsburgh-based Alcoa’s entry, two of the top ten cases now involve U.S.… Continue Reading

Weatherford lands on our Top 10 list

With its $152.6 million FCPA enforcement action Tuesday, Weatherford International has landed ninth on our list of the Top 10 FCPA cases of all time.

Nine of the ten biggest cases still involve non-U.S.… Continue Reading

‘They followed the leader into FCPA oblivion’

The only U.S.-headquartered company now on the FCPA top ten list is KBR (and its former parent, Halliburton). It landed second after paying $579 million in 2009 to settle an enforcement action for its role in the so-called TSKJ Nigeria consortium.… Continue Reading

More details coming about UK deferred prosecution agreements

The UK Solicitor General is publishing a Draft Code for Crown Prosecutors Thursday that’s expected to contain further details about deferred prosecution agreements in the UK.

When the legislation comes into effect — most probably in early 2014 — it’s likely to increase the likelihood of global settlements in multi-jurisdictional cases involving fraud, corruption, or money laundering.… Continue Reading

KBR’s clean bill of compliance health

Houston-based KBR said in an SEC filing this week that its compliance monitor ‘has certified that KBR’s current anti-corruption compliance program is appropriately designed and implemented to ensure compliance with the FCPA and other applicable anti-corruption laws.’… Continue Reading