The UK subsidiary of Swiss mining giant Glencore was ordered to pay £281 million ($314 million) in the United Kingdom on Thursday for bribes in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, and South Sudan.… Continue Reading
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Switzerland-based mining and commodities giant Glencore plc on Tuesday settled corruption investigations in the United States, the UK, and Brazil. In the U.S., subsidiary Glencore International AG pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA and agreed to pay $700 million in criminal penalties and forfeiture.… Continue Reading
FCPA Today reported Wednesday that George Clooney’s anti-corruption initiative called The Sentry released a report about war profiteering and kleptocracy in South Sudan.
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President Barack Obama issued a National Security Strategy Friday, the first one since 2010 and only the second from his administration.
The NSS is important. It sets the agenda for the executive branch of the government — the DOJ and SEC, the State Department, the Commerce Department, the Treasury Department, and so on — and it signals foreign policy priorities to Congress.… Continue Reading
Freedom House said in its latest report that 54 countries showed overall declines in political rights and civil liberties, compared with 40 that showed gains.
“For the eighth consecutive year, Freedom in the World recorded more declines in democracy worldwide than gains,” Freedom House said.… Continue Reading