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Posts Tagged: Thailand

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

General Cable expects to disgorge $24 million for Angola bribes

Image courtesy of General Cable Kentucky-based General Cable Corporation said it reserved $24 million that’s “likely to be disgorged” to the SEC in a possible settlement of FCPA offenses.

In a securities filing Wednesday, the company said the $24 million is the amount of profit it made from bribe-tainted sales in Angola.… Continue Reading

Raids on Bangkok ‘venues’ turn up police bribe list

Authorities raiding two entertainment venues in Thailand’s capital said they found a list of police officers who allegedly took bribes to ignore license violations and illegal sex services.

“A team of 50 police and military officers targeted Khum Phra Ram and the nearby Rider Resort, which opened as an entertainment venue and restaurant, after hearing complaints the operations lacked licenses and were offering sex services,” the Bangkok Post said.… Continue Reading

SEC sanctions ex FLIR employees for Saudi Arabia bribes

Image courtesy of FLIRThe Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday it sanctioned two former employees in the Dubai office of a U.S.-based defense contractor for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by taking government officials in Saudi Arabia on a “world tour” to help win business for the company.… Continue Reading

Myanmar Rohingya minority battered by persecution and corruption

Image courtesy of VOA via YoutubePresident Obama will be in Myanmar later this week for the East Asia Summit. A story Thursday by Jane Perlez of the New York Times reminded the president and the rest of the world about the plight of Myanmar’s one million Rohingya people and their victimization by corrupt police and immigration officials.… Continue Reading