By Jeffrey M. Kaplan
The criminal information recently filed against Alcatel-Lucent, S.A. provides that among that company’s violations of the FCPA internal controls requirements was the failure “to provide appropriate incentives to perform in accordance with [its] compliance and ethics program.”… Continue Reading
A Vietnamese official who took bribes from a Japanese company promoting road-building projects was sentenced to life in prison Monday, according to an AP report.
Huynh Ngoc Sy, 57, was found guilty of accepting $262,000 from Pacific Consultants International, or PCI.… Continue Reading
On Monday, Kyle Sheahen told us how useless the FCPA’s two affirmative defenses are. He suggested that Congress fix the local-law and promotional-expenses defenses.
But at least two readers, one from the private sector and another from the DOJ (apparently), dissented.… Continue Reading
By Nancy Z. Boswell and Robert N. Walton, Transparency International-USA
Transparency International’s sixth annual report on enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, released last week, paints a mixed picture. On the positive side, it shows active enforcement in seven of the 36 countries evaluated, including the U.S,… Continue Reading