Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporation said in an SEC filing Thursday that it reported “possible anti-bribery violations” to the DOJ and SEC.… Continue Reading
As Jason Deegan’s post for the FCPA Blog recently reminded us, Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) rarely points to major changes from year to year. However, a closer analysis of ratings since 2012 – the year when TI adopted its current methodology for the CPI – may be more revealing.… Continue Reading
Last week produced the clearest evidence yet that global companies are shifting production away from China. Kearny’s annual Reshoring Index showed a “dramatic reversal” in the amount of manufactured goods U.S.… Continue Reading
When trying to determine how to allocate compliance resources across Asian markets, the more developed and mature markets such as Malaysia, South Korea, Japan and Thailand are often given only residual attention because they are deemed fairly easy places to operate in.… Continue Reading
Microsoft Corporation paid the DOJ and SEC $25.3 million Monday to settle FCPA offenses related to its operations in Hungary, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Turkey.
A Microsoft subsidiary in Hungary called Microsoft Magyarorszag Kft.… Continue Reading
United Technologies Corporation agreed Wednesday to pay the SEC $13.9 million to resolve charges that it violated the FCPA by making illicit payments in its elevator and aircraft engine businesses.
United Technologies subsidiary Otis Elevator Co.… Continue Reading
Prosecutors in Tokyo used a plea bargain to resolve an overseas bribery case with a power plant maker under a new law adopted in June, according to a report from Japan.… Continue Reading
The former Thailand official who took bribes from a Hollywood producer and his wife was sentenced to prison Wednesday by a court in Bangkok.
Ex-Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Juthamas Siriwan was sentenced to 50 years in prison.… Continue Reading
General Cable Corporation will pay the DOJ and SEC $75.75 million to resolve FCPA violations in Angola, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Indonesia, and Thailand.
Between 2002 and 2013, General Cable subsidiaries paid $13 million to third-party agents and distributors.… Continue Reading
Kentucky-based General Cable Corporation said it added $4 million to its reserve and has now set aside $28 million that’s “probable to be disgorged” to the SEC in a possible settlement of FCPA offenses.… Continue Reading
Thailand indicts ex tourism chief and daughter for film festival bribery, likely ending U.S. prosecution
Prosecutors in Thailand indicted the former tourism chief and her daughter for taking bribes from a Hollywood producer and his wife in exchange for contracts to run a film festival.
Juthamas Siriwan, 68, and her daughter Jittisopha, 41, appeared in criminal court in Bangkok Tuesday on charges of taking bribes, corruption, and bid-rigging in connection with public contracts, according to a spokesperson for Thailand’s attorney general.… Continue Reading