Bribery costs an estimated $1 trillion a year and U.S. companies that engage in bribery abroad can suffer significant financial penalties under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. But bribery risks aren't spread out evenly; some areas are corruption hotspots, while others are relatively corruption free. Here are some ways......
The hedge fund may encounter collateral consequences and reputational damage after settling charges of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
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A Danish subsidiary of a company based in the US state of Massachusetts has agreed to pay a $3.4 million fine under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for improper payments while selling it ultrasound equipment in Russia and five other nations, the US Department of Justice announced in a press release.
In a recent IRS Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum (“CCA”), the IRS addressed the tax consequences of a disgorgement payment made to the Securities and Exchange Commission for violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Qualcomm today agreed to pay the SEC a fine of $7.5 million to settle an investigation being conducted over potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations. The SEC alleges that Qualcomm improperly gave state representatives of China financial benefits including travel, jobs, gifts, and event tickets. Show More Summary
The bribery case against telecom giant VimpelCom takes US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases to a new level. The numbers show why it is one of the most significant coordinated international resolutions in the history of the FCPA.
A longstanding federal investigation into allegations of pervasive corruption at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s operations abroad has uncovered evidence of bribery in India. The company is suspected to have made relatively small, but extensive payments to local officials in India totaling millions of dollars. The bribes were paid to help obtain [...]
Remember that big New York Times exposé that accused Wal-Mart of massive Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)/bribery offenses during its expansion in Mexico? Oops: A high-profile federal probe into allegations of widespread corruption...Show More Summary
“The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that BNY Mellon has agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by providing valuable student internships to family members...Show More Summary
The S.E.C. and Justice Department are using the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act aggressively to police practices that many might consider standard for financial firms trying to win business.
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The Former CEO of PetroTiger Ltd. oil company has admitted to conspiring to bribe a foreign government official in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the US Department of Justice announced on Monday.
US defense contractor FLIR Systems Inc. has violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by providing presents and financing travel for Middle Eastern countries' government officials, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said in a release.
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.
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.
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......
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).
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.