Last week, Sargeant Marine agreed to pay the DOJ $16.6 million to settle FCPA charges that it bribed officials in multiple South American countries. The bribes it paid in Brazil alone helped the company and its trading affiliate win Petrobras contracts worth $185 million.… Continue Reading
Russia’s most prominent opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner, Alexei Navalny, was reported Thursday to be critically ill after an apparent poisoning while on a flight from Siberia to Moscow.… Continue Reading
The UK used its new Magnitsky-style law for the first time last week to sanction 47 individuals and two organizations for their alleged involvement in “some of the most notorious human rights violations and abuses in recent years.”… Continue Reading
Connecticut-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. agreed to pay $21.4 million to resolve SEC charges that the company violated the FCPA by bribing foreign officials in Turkey and Russia, and failing to maintain accurate books and records at subsidiaries in Brazil and Colombia.… Continue Reading
With plans to launch its own cryptocurrency later this year, Russia has updated its anti-bribery and AML laws to aid its burgeoning digital economy while dealing with corruption risks associated with the new technology amid reports the Federal Security Service (FSB) allegedly tried to extract a bribe worth $1 million in bitcoin from a media mogul last year.… Continue Reading
It has been an eventful year for anti-corruption compliance in Russia. Here are the eight crucial developments companies need to know.… Continue Reading
Interpol has 194 member countries. They can all request Red Notices and most of them have. How is it then that just one member — Russia — is behind more than a third of all currently public Red Notices?… Continue Reading
As we approach the anniversary of the Financial Conduct Authority’s first published set of aggregated results, it’s a good time to review what that means for risk managers across the UK and Europe.… Continue Reading
A new report recently published by The Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), the 2019 Global Business Ethics Survey, addresses the state of E&C programs across ten countries — USA, Brazil, UK, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, India, and China.… Continue Reading
Juniper Networks paid the SEC $11.7 million Thursday to settle FCPA offenses related to its sales practices in Russia and China.
The American technology company disgorged $4 million and paid a $6.5 million penalty to the SEC, plus pre-judgment interest of $1.3 million.… Continue Reading
Deutsche Bank paid the SEC $16 million Thursday to settle FCPA offenses related to its hiring of relatives of public officials in China and Russia.
The German bank disgorged $10.7 million and paid a $3 million penalty to the SEC, plus pre-judgment interest of $2.4 million.… Continue Reading
Enforcement actions by U.S. and European enforcement agencies as well as the World Bank have drawn attention to bribery offenses committed by multinational companies in Russia and other former Soviet republics, in particular in Central Asia.… Continue Reading