The DOJ and SEC published the Second Edition of A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Friday, updating for the first time the best government-produced FCPA guidance.… Continue Reading
This year the SEC has already awarded $114 million to whistleblowers, nearly twice the amount than for all of 2019. Three awards in 2020 are among the ten biggest SEC payouts ever, including last week’s $50 million award to a former BNY Mellon currency trader.… Continue Reading
In February, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against two former executives of the Indonesian subsidiary of Alstom S.A., Reza Moenaf and Eko Sulianto, and a former executive of Marubeni Corporation, Junji Kusunoki.… Continue Reading
Saudi Arabia changed its law this week to remove the statute of limitations for anti-corruption investigations into current and former ministers of the world’s largest petroleum exporter. … Continue Reading
A federal judge in Brooklyn dismissed the SEC’s civil suit against two former executives of fund manager Och-Ziff Capital Management Group that accused them of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by orchestrating massive bribes across Africa.… Continue Reading
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated opinion in Kokesh v. SEC Monday, unanimously holding that the SEC’s use of disgorgement operates as a penalty under federal law and is therefore not freed from the five-year statute of limitations.… Continue Reading
One of the world’s biggest gold miners said in a securities filing this week that the SEC won’t recommend an FCPA enforcement action against the company.
Colorado-based Newmont Mining Corporation said it received a declination letter from the SEC “in late February 2017.”… Continue Reading
Two former executives of Magyar Telekom who were headed for trial this month against the SEC agreed instead Monday to pay penalties and accept officer-and-director bars to settle FCPA violations.
Magyar Telekom’s former CEO Elek Straub will pay a $250,000 penalty.… Continue Reading
A former executive of Hungary-based Magyar Telekom settled five-year- old civil allegations that he violated the FCPA.
Tamas Morvai agreed last week to pay the SEC a $60,000 penalty without admitting or denying the charges.… Continue Reading
The Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday charged U.K.-based pharma AstraZeneca PLC with violating the books and records and internal controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when wholly-owned subsidiaries in China and Russia made illegal payments to boost drug sales.… Continue Reading
In 2005, former president Bill Clinton traveled to Kazakhstan to meet with its leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Clinton flew to Almaty with the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra on Giustra’s private jet, the New York Times reported Thursday.… Continue Reading
This is the final post in my series analyzing IKEA’s charitable contributions in Russia in the 1990s and early 2000s. I haven’t presumed IKEA was subject to the FCPA when the events happened or that any FCPA violations might have occurred.… Continue Reading