Last month, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ordered JPMorgan Chase & Company and its subsidiaries to pay a total of $920.2 million for artificially manipulating market prices of precious metals by sending false signals to other market participants.… Continue Reading
Earlier this month, the Brazilian Minister of Justice Sergio Moro presented a bill proposing an “anticrime package,” establishing “measures against corruption, organized crime and crimes committed with serious violence.”
The bill proposes modifications in fourteen laws, ensuring the enforcement of the conviction after an appellate court judgment, increasing the effectiveness of the jury, guaranteeing the serving of the sentences, increasing the penalties for crimes related to firearms, reforming the crime of “resistance,” and criminalizing slush funds.… Continue Reading
You would expect investors to be pleased and optimist when their company resolves an FCPA case by paying relatively moderate penalties and landing a DOJ non-prosecution agreement.
Good news, the dark cloud is gone.… Continue Reading
The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, Chief of the Enforcement Division’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit, is planning to leave the agency later this month.
Since 2011, Brockmeyer has led 38 lawyers at the SEC as well as staff accountants and other specialists focusing on violations of the anti-bribery and accounting provisions of the FCPA embedded in the federal securities laws.… Continue Reading
The Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday announced non-prosecution agreements (NPAs) with two unrelated companies for bribes foreign subsidiaries paid to Chinese officials.
Massachusetts-based internet services provider Akamai Technologies agreed to pay about $652,000 in disgorgement and about $19,400 in interest. … Continue Reading
Two China units of Massachusetts software company PTC Inc. entered into a non-prosecution agreement and paid a $14.5 million criminal penalty Tuesday to resolve a DOJ investigation into payments for recreational travel by Chinese government officials that violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading
One of the oft-made criticisms regarding the Department of Justice (DOJ) around its enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is its the use of Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) and Non-Prosecution Agreements (NPAs) somehow pervert the course of justice.… Continue Reading
The SEC said Tuesday it was entering into a deferred prosecution agreement with a former hedge fund administrator named Scott Herckis who helped the agency end a fraud involving a hedge fund manager stealing investor assets.… Continue Reading
Some members of Congress are evidently concerned that corporate defendants are getting off the hook. Too many deferred- and non-prosecution agreements, and not enough criminal indictments.
So acting assistant AG Mythili Raman, who’s now heading the DOJ’s criminal division, testified Wednesday before the U.S.… Continue Reading
Ralph Lauren Corporation will pay $1.6 million in combined penalties to the DOJ and SEC in exchange for unprecedented dual non-prosecution agreements after admitting its Argentina subsidiary paid bribes to government and customs officials.… Continue Reading