The old Chinese saying “money and power always come together” acknowledges the prevalence of using political power to gain business advantage in China. In ancient China, governmental officials opened their own businesses, which earned them the title “Red Hat Businessmen” alluding to the official hat under the Qing Dynasty of China.… Continue Reading
Joseph Sigelman, who served as a former co-CEO of PetroTiger Ltd., is the latest FCPA defendant to argue that employees of state-owned enterprises aren’t “foreign officials” under the FCPA.
In Marc Alain Bohn’s FCPA Docket yesterday, there was important news about three individuals facing sentencing in the Control Components Inc. case.
On February 1, prosecutors asked the court to sentence Mario Covino, Richard Morlok, and Flavio Ricotti to probation and no jail time.… Continue Reading
David Edmonds, the former vice president of worldwide customer service at California-based Control Components Inc. (CCI), pleaded guilty Friday to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
He’s the seventh former CCI executive to plead guilty to FCPA charges.… Continue Reading