During the second calendar quarter — amid the Covid-19 lockdown — there were two corporate FCPA enforcement actions. For comparison, during the second calendar quarter last year, there were three corporate FCPA enforcement actions, and during Q2 2018, there were five corporate FCPA enforcement actions.… Continue Reading
Pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG and two subsidiaries (one current and one former) agreed Thursday to pay the DOJ and SEC $346.7 million in penalties and disgorgement to resolve FCPA offenses in Greece, Vietnam, and South Korea.… Continue Reading
The World Bank debarred a Vietnamese technology management company Wednesday for seven years for fraud and collusion involving two projects in Vietnam.… 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
The World Bank debarred a leading New Zealand-based traffic expert Wednesday for corruption involving mass transport projects in Vietnam.… 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
In a statement Friday about its recent $1 billion FCPA resolution, Swedish telecom Ericsson made some frank admissions about its bad actors, and provided rare insight into what simultaneous FCPA negotiations with the DOJ and SEC are like.… Continue Reading
Swedish telecom Ericsson agreed Friday to pay the DOJ and SEC over $1 billion in one of the biggest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions ever.… Continue Reading
Swedish telecom giant Ericsson said Wednesday it reserved around $1.2 billion to resolve an expected FCPA enforcement action by the DOJ and SEC.
The Stockholm-based LM Ericsson Telephone Company said it was cooperating with the DOJ and SEC regarding possible FCPA violations in China, Djibouti, Indonesia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.… Continue Reading
A recent docket update by the Southern District of New York suggests that Andrew Simon, a Manhattan-based commercial real estate broker charged in 2017 with conspiring to violate the FCPA, has pleaded guilty under seal and is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.… Continue Reading
A former real estate broker was sentenced to six months in prison Thursday for trying to bribe a Middle Eastern official to finance the sale of a high-rise building complex in Vietnam.… Continue Reading
A New Jersey-based real estate broker pleaded guilty Friday to trying to bribe a Qatari official to finance the sale of a high-rise building complex in Vietnam.
Joo Hyun Bahn, also known as Dennis Bahn, 39, of Tenafly, New Jersey, pleaded guilty in federal court in Manhattan.… Continue Reading