We don’t know how many of the 50 or so disclosed and pending Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations will be resolved this year. But here are some we’re watching:
Alcoa. In February 2008, government-owned Aluminum Bahrain BSC (Alba) accused its long-time U.S.… Continue Reading
A second executive of a California-based firm has pleaded guilty to a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violation. Richard Morlok, 55, the former finance director of Control Components Inc., admitted that from 2003 through 2006, he arranged corrupt payments to foreign officials of about $628,000.… Continue Reading
The U.K.’s failure to prosecute its multinationals for overseas bribery, while other European countries and the U.S. are stepping up enforcement, threatens the integrity of the international anti-bribery effort. That’s what a fed-up OECD Working Group on Bribery says in its just-released report.… Continue Reading
The House of Lords ruled today that the Serious Fraud Office didn’t break the law when it stopped its investigation into bribery allegations involving BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia.
In April this year the High Court in London slammed the SFO’s decision.… Continue Reading