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
THOUSANDS of Australian students feel cheated by universities seemingly corrupted by the dollars of foreign students. What’s bringing this anger to a head…
A group of Hindu extremists have reportedly warned all foreign Christian missionaries to leave Nepal, following a series of church attacks in recent weeks. Christians are being blamed for "corrupting the country," while a new Constitution bans people from converting others to their faith.
When it comes to international business, the arm of anti-bribery and corruption laws is long, reaching transactions across the world. And the arms of the law are growing more numerous. It's no longer just America's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act that companies have to worry about. Canada and Brazil both......
UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said that the United Kingdom will continue to help Ukraine’s armed forces to modernize and provide technical assistance to support reform in the fight against corruption, public financial management, the ease of doing business and asset recovery.
Co-authored by Jeff Zinsmeister, Member of the Council on Foreign Relations The rapid fall of the (now ex-) Guatemalan president Otto Fernandez Pérez Molina has already reverberated through the Americas. Its ultimate impact will surely...Show More Summary
A US foreign service officer sentenced to prison for issuing fake visas, making millions, as all others got away.
“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.
The violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act hurts too.
US Senator Ben Cardin announced that US Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) will send the Global Magnitsky Act, which expands Russia-specific human rights and corruption sanctions to other countries.
Drew Altman: Public attitudes toward corruption and foreign aid suggest that public-health successes such as this one on meeting HIV treatment goals don’t get enough attention.
Quote of the Day Americans seem to be less shocked than a wee little foreigner such as I that this republic has a corrupt tax collection agency that torments its ideological opponents. I must say the original revelations about the.....
Educating for Democracy: A Lesson from Russia I recently saw a foreign film that was one of the most outspoken about government corruption since the days of Frank Capra. Ironically titled "The Fool," the story line is pretty straight-forward. Show More Summary
A foreign national may head the National Police of Ukraine in the country’s efforts to combat law enforcement corruption, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko suggested Saturday.
What do Moe Greene (RIP Alex Rocco) and the Foreign Corruption Practices Act have in common? Beside, of course, trying to stand up to the Godfather... [FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog] Bet this was a sentence you didn't think you'd read after Scalia's whiny dissent in Obergefell: Scalia may have helped the LGBT cause. Show More Summary
Portugal has passed a decree to resume its so-called "golden visa" scheme — a program that issues residence permits to wealthy foreign investors — after it was suspended a few days earlier following a corruption scandal. The decree to...Show More Summary
It is now commonplace to read about Chinese products pulled from foreign markets for impurities or harmful chemicals due to the corruption and lack of consumer protections in that country. The most frightening such cases however involve products for children like the latest story involving the discovery of asbestos in crayons and toy crime lab […]
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says he is concerned about recent events in Nauru, including the arrest of members of the Opposition following a protest last week, saying that a response from NZ and Australia is warranted but that...Show More Summary