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Posts Tagged: Whistleblower

Whistleblowers In India Risk Being Murdered

Bloomberg reporters Mehul Srivastava and Andrew MacAskill published a story today about the recent murders of whistleblowers who tried to expose government corruption in India.

The disturbing report said at least twelve people have been killed since January 2010 after they used India’s Right to Information Act to expose local graft.… Continue Reading

Where Ombudsmen And Whistleblowers Meet

If you listen closely, you can hear the growing avalanche of whistleblower complaints. Unlike the pre-UK Bribery Act hysteria, business concerns about a significant rise in whistleblower complaints are legitimate.… Continue Reading

Steal This Form

We’re not a big fan of the SEC’s whistleblower rules.

They let FCPA reward seekers go straight to the government — without ever telling the boss, general counsel, chief compliance officer, internal auditors, or directors.… Continue Reading

SEC Delays Final Whistleblower Rules

Robert Khuzami, the director of the SEC’s enforcement divisionThe date for the SEC to adopt final rules for the Whistleblower Incentives & Protection Program under Dodd-Frank is slipping.

By law, the final rules were supposed to be in place “no later than April 21, 2011 (9 months from enactment).”… Continue Reading

Private Suit Alleges China Bribes

A civil complaint filed last month in Indiana state court alleges that Allison Transmission executives paid bribes in China to win work there. 

Stephen Lowe, an American working for Allison in Shanghai, said he witnessed cash payments, gifts of jewelry, and lavish parties for customers.… Continue Reading

New Rules Hurt Compliance, Firm Says

An international law firm thinks the SEC’s proposed whistleblower rules could hurt corporate compliance efforts and waste taxpayer money.

A paper recently issued by Fulbright & Jaworski’s FCPA and International Anti-Corruption group says companies will likely be spending more money on defensive internal investigations instead of proactive compliance as a result of the new whistleblower program in the months and years to come.… Continue Reading

Wikileaks, SEC Whistleblowers, and Giffen

For years now, a certain reader has been stitching together for us enforcement topics in ways we hadn’t thought of.

This time our friend — who’s a top compliance professional and wants to remain anonymous — connects the dots from a few recent headlines.… Continue Reading

The SEC’s Tricky Balancing Act

By Shruti Shah and Robert N. Walton

How the controversial whistleblower incentive provisions in the Dodd Frank Act will be implemented became slightly clearer last Wednesday. The SEC’s proposed new rules, available here, set the stage for the issuance of final rules next spring.… Continue Reading