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Companies Paid Record Sums to Settle Bribery Probes in 2014

Companies paid more than ever before to settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations in 2014, the latest sign that bribery enforcement remains hot after all these years.

The FCPA in 2014: A Record Fine, But Little Legal Change

U.S. authorities scored a record-breaking fine as they enforced the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act this year, but lawyers said they didn’t see much of the ballyhooed targeting of individuals in bribery cases.

French Co. Alstom Pleads Guilty, Faces Largest FCPA Fine Ever

Several years ago, the Justice Department announced it was cracking down on violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the federal statute that makes it a crime to bribe foreign government officials in order to get business. Last week, the French engineering company Alstom interrupted its Merry Christmas to plead......

Agreement Between Alstom and the U.S. Department of Justice

Alstom has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve the investigation into alleged violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

French Firm to Pay Record $772 Million Penalty for Foreign Bribery Scheme

3 months agoNews / Crime : FBI News Blog

In what is being called the largest-ever foreign bribery resolution with the Department of Justice, a French power and transportation company today pleaded guilty to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and agreed to pay a record $772 million fine.

JPMorgan Tried To Find A Legal Way To Hire Chinese Powerbrokers’ Children

Eight years ago, there was much handwringing over the plan. Such as, won’t this violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and lead to an extremely embarrassing criminal investigation one day? And, how we will make sure that the brain-dead...Show More Summary

Gunmaker Smith & Wesson Is Paying $2 Million To Settle Corruption Charges (SWHC, SPX, SPY, IWM)

Gunmaker Smith & Wesson has agreed to pay $2 million to settle with the Securities and Exchange Commission over allegations the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The SEC said employees and representatives of the company,...Show More Summary

Rupert Murdoch’s troubles are far from over

9 months agoNews : The Great Debate

With convictions secured in Britain for bribing public officials, there is already enough evidence for U.S. authorities to pursue News Corp. under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

FCPA Inc.: Recommendations from Mike Koehler, the “FCPA Professor”

Categories: Commentary, Public Sector, Supplier Management, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management Tags: Incendiary Tidbits This is the second in a two-part series on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Part 1 of which we published yesterday. Show More Summary

FCPA Inc.: How the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Became an Industry Unto Itself

Categories: Commentary, Public Sector, Supplier Management, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management Tags: Incendiary Tidbits Does the following sound like you? You have clients or prospects in the public sector overseas. You do business...Show More Summary

NYPD claims its Freedom of Information Act policy is a secret "attorney-client communications"

last yearHumor : Boing Boing

The NYPD runs an intelligence agency that is even more secretive, and practically as corrupt as the NSA. They even fly their own intelligence officers to the scene of terrorist attacks overseas (and interfere with real investigation...

Justice Official Overseeing FCPA Cases To Join Law Firm Morrison & Foerster

The Department of Justice official overseeing enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is leaving government to join Morrison & Foerster LLP as a partner, the firm announced Monday.

Senior Justice Department Attorney to Join Morrison & Foerster

Charles Duross, who led the Justice Department's unit that enforces the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, is joinng the law firm of Morrison & Foerster as the head of its global anti-corruption practice.

3 Ways to Prepare for, and Handle FCPA Bribery Compliance

While you may not have had to deal with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") at your firm, now that you are in-house counsel, complying with the FCPA can be your day-today reality. While the prohibitions of the FCPA regarding payment/gifts to foreign government officials, or government owned/funded entity, as......

FCPA Partnership Efforts Take DOJ to Mexico, Brazil

Mexico and Brazil have received special attention from the U.S. Department of Justice since October as the agency seeks to gain strong partners in its fight against transnational bribery through the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Deputy Attorney General James Cole...

The Perils of Keeping FCPA Infractions Under Wraps

Charles Duross, the deputy chief of the U.S. Justice Department's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit, delivered an ominous message Monday to in-house lawyers at the Association of Corporate Counsel's Annual Meeting in Los Angeles: Failure to report potential bribery is...

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Vincent E. Green, Corruption in the Twenty-First Century: Combating Unethical Practices in Government, Commerce, and Society

Corruption is a relative crime: a bribe in one country might be a gratuity in another or a lawful act of lobbying in yet another. However, these norms are not set in stone. Public servants and businesspeople adjust to new systems. Citizen expectations change. Show More Summary

Atlas Shrugged: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

What's wrong with a little bribery in the name of pursuing profit?

Juniper's shares fall 5.6 percent after DoJ, SEC bribe allegations emerge

Juniper Networks shares fell 5.6 percent on Friday to $20.92 after the vendor revealed that it is under investigation for possibly violating U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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