There is some recent news from the front lines concerning the Agence Française Anti-Corruption’s and French prosecutor’s actions against companies that violate the French Anti-Corruption Law, Sapin II, and the use of the Convention Judiciaire d’Interêt Public.… Continue Reading
The former governor of Rio State, Sergio Cabral, was arrested in November on corruption charges. He was accused of taking bribes from construction companies. One of the contracts under investigation involved the renovation of the Maracana stadium ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.… Continue Reading
In its annual report filed with the SEC last week, VimpelCom described the continuing fallout from its February mega-settlement with U.S. and Dutch authorities for bribery offenses in Uzbekistan.
Among other things, VimpelCom said it has a reserve of $105 million for legal and other costs.… Continue Reading
Orthopedic device maker Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. said in a securities filing Friday the DOJ and SEC are still investigating possible FCPA violations in Brazil and Mexico.
“These matters remain under investigation by the DOJ and the SEC,” Zimmer Biomet said Friday.… Continue Reading
The use of corporate monitors by judicial and regulatory government agencies to verify an organization’s compliance with settlement agreements and orders resolving corporate accountability continues to rise. The growing use of monitors has raised questions about the privacy of their reports and the public’s access to their findings.… Continue Reading
Louis Berger International Inc., a New Jersey-based construction management company, admitted violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and agreed to pay a $17.1 million criminal penalty.
The company said it bribed foreign officials in India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Kuwait to win construction management contracts. … Continue Reading
Orthopedic device maker Biomet Inc. said in an SEC filing that the DOJ has extended for another year its 2012 deferred prosecution agreement that was part of a 2012 FCPA enforcement action.… Continue Reading
The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday charged accounting firm KPMG with violating auditor independence rules.
An SEC investigation found that the Big Four firm provided non-audit assistance such as bookkeeping and corporate finance services to the affiliates of companies it was auditing.… Continue Reading
Mannheim, Germany-based Bilfinger SE, an engineering and services company in the energy sector, agreed to pay a $32 million penalty to resolve charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by bribing government officials in Nigeria.… Continue Reading
Diebold Incorporated said in an SEC filing Tuesday that it will pay $48 million to the DOJ and SEC to resolve FCPA offenses.
The Ohio-based ATM maker said it has ‘agreed in principle with the DOJ and the SEC to the terms of a proposed settlement of their inquiries, which terms remain subject to final approval by all parties.’… Continue Reading