The former chief financial officer of Siemens S.A. – Argentina pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in New York City to conspiring to pay tens of millions of dollars in bribes to Argentina government officials in connection with a $1 billion contract to create national identity cards.… Continue Reading
The U.S. Treasury Department has notified a former compliance chief at MoneyGram International Inc. that he may face a fine of up to $5 million over the money-transfer company’s previously admitted failures to monitor transactions properly for illicit activity.… Continue Reading
A U.S. judge entered default judgments Tuesday against two former executives of Siemens in Argentina in a civil FCPA enforcement action brought by the SEC.
Judge Shira A. Scheindlin ordered Stephan Signer and Ulrich Bock to each pay a $524,000 civil penalty.… Continue Reading
Seventeen people — eight current and nine former managers of Siemens AG — were accused Friday of bribing officials to help win a contract to produce national identity cards while Carlos Menem was president of Argentina in the late 1990s.… Continue Reading
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published its 2013 Agency Financial Report this week to detail its results for the President, Congress and public.
By the end of the 2013 fiscal year, the SEC had obtained total penalties and disgorgements of $3.4 billion, an increase from the $3.1 billion awarded the year before, it said in the report.… Continue Reading
Last week, in the case Gabelli v. SEC, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that the Securities and Exchange Commission, when seeking a penalty or fine in connection with a civil enforcement action, must file the action within five years of the completion of the alleged fraud or wrongful conduct.… Continue Reading
In December last year, the DOJ and SEC charged eight former executives and agents from Siemens with bribing government officials in Argentina.
‘Over the course of the bribery scheme,’ the SEC said, ‘over $100 million in bribes were paid.’… Continue Reading