Here’s a head-scratcher. China is the country mentioned most often in FCPA enforcement actions — 63 times by my count. And yet, only one PRC-headquartered parent company has been the subject of an FCPA enforcement action.… Continue Reading
FBI Director Robert Mueller defended the controversial government surveillance program Prism before a U.S. House Committee on June 13, saying it’s a necessary part of America’s counter-terrorism operation.
Had Prism been in place before the September 11 terrorist attacks, he said, the hijackers’ plot could have been uncovered.… Continue Reading
The Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday charged husband-and-wife executives and their China-based company with FCPA books and records and internal controls violations in a non-bribery case. The couple allegedly overstated the company’s revenues and diverted proceeds from a securities offering for their personal use.… Continue Reading
In what is thought to be the first FCPA-related enforcement action ever taken against a China-based company, the SEC entered into a joint settlement yesterday with Keyuan Petrochemicals Inc. and its former CFO, Aichun Li, over alleged violations of the books and records and internal controls provisions of the FCPA, and anti-fraud and reporting provisions of other federal securities laws.… Continue Reading
A good friend of the FCPA Blog who contributes the Corporate Investigations List sent the following message a couple of days ago, logos included:
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Dear FCPA Blog,
It’s barely a month into the new quarter and already five new companies are under or potentially under FCPA investigation (that I am aware of).