In contrast with most other public officials, relevant national laws prohibit employees of the intelligence community and the military from disclosing wrongdoing to a designated third party independent from the relevant organization.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: United Nations
The lower house of Russia’s national legislature — the State Duma — has been considering draft amendments to the law on the criminal liability of a legal entity.
The main purpose of the amendments is compliance the Russian Criminal Code with international treaties (e.g.… Continue Reading
UK Prime Minister David Cameron took to the Huffington Post Saturday to blame corruption for many of the world’s problems and to urge fellow G7 leaders to do more than meet graft “with a reluctant sigh.”… Continue Reading
Paris-based BNP Paribas S.A. was sentenced Friday for processing billions of dollars of transactions through the U.S. financial system on behalf of Sudanese, Iranian and Cuban entities subject to U.S. economic sanctions. … Continue Reading
With most enforcement pressure bearing down on corporate supply side bribe payers, it is no surprise that the business community feels beleaguered. The fundamental unfairness is of course the impunity with which bribe takers operate, a frequent topic on the FCPA Blog.… Continue Reading
Leslie Caldwell, chief of the DOJ’s criminal division, talked at last week’s Annual Ethics and Compliance Conference in Atlanta. She covered the ten hallmarks of an effective compliance program and cooperation with the DOJ in FCPA and other white-collar investigations.… Continue Reading
The court of appeal Friday upheld UK convictions against two defendants, Dennis Kerrison and Miltiades Papachristos, in the long-running Innospec bribery case.
But the justices reduced Kerrison’s sentence from four years to three.… Continue Reading
The United Nations Appeals Tribunal has reversed a ruling in favor of a whistleblower who accused senior officials of retaliating after he alleged corruption was taking place in the UN peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.… Continue Reading
The Uzbek prosecutor-general’s office has said a person named “Karimova G.” is a suspect in a case against an organized criminal group.
“Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency cited an unnamed source in the Uzbek government that mentioned Karimova G.… Continue Reading
A top Afghan election official resigned Monday after the leading presidential candidate leaked tapes allegedly featuring the official discussing ways to rig the country’s upcoming presidential election.
Ziaulhaq Amarkhil, the secretary general of Afghanistan’s election commission, announced his resignation at a news conference after facing more than a week of intense pressure from presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah, the New York Times said.… Continue Reading