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Posts Tagged: Malaysia

Securency Case Blows Wide Open

The long-simmering Securency scandal erupted this week, with arrests in the U.K., and searches of houses and businesses in England, Spain, and Australia.

The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office said Wednesday 80 members of its office, plus officers in Surrey, Hampshire, Thames Valley, Cumbria, and the Metropolitan police services executed search warrants at eight residences and a business in the UK.… Continue Reading

A Web Of Corruption

Responding to our post The Billion Dollar Man, a reader sent this intriguing comment:

Dear FCPA Blog,

There’s another important fact not mentioned in today’s post. In addition to the revenue generated from TSKJ (which is 3/4ths complete), there may be yet more to come.

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Rumblings From Oz

A month ago we asked what’s wrong in Australia. Despite multiple overseas bribery scandals, there’s been no sign of enforcement activity by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission — the chief anti-corruption agency — or anyone else down under.… Continue Reading

Trees Fall To Graft

In Malaysia this week, four forestry department officials, including the director, an officer and two rangers, were arrested for taking a $30,000 bribe. In exchange, they allegedly awarded illegal logging concessions.… Continue Reading

Iraq’s Lawsuit Legacy

In July 2008, the government of Iraq launched a massive FCPA-related federal lawsuit in New York City. We first talked about it here. The complaint named 93 defendants in claims alleging bribery and fraud under the now-defunct United Nations oil-for-food program.… Continue Reading

Pride’s Disclosure Tells The Story

We admire Pride International, Inc.’s approach to its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act disclosures. The company talks about the serious problems it had for years with sensitive payments, and how it’s been dealing with them.… Continue Reading

California Exec Pleads Guilty

The Justice Department has announced its first Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement action of 2009. Mario Covino, 44, an Italian citizen living in Irvine, California, pleaded guilty in federal court in Santa Ana to a single count of conspiring to violate the FCPA by paying at least $1 million in bribes to foreign officials in several countries.Continue Reading

Pride Discloses Global Corruption Probe

Pride International, Inc., a Houston-based drill-rig provider to the oil and gas industry, disclosed in its February 29, 2008 Form 10-K (annual report) an ongoing internal investigation into potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading