A retired US diplomat and expert on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act was banned from entering Russia earlier this month, the New York Times said on Sunday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a new round of public uproar at home. Last year, his foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned after corruption charges. Now, Israel’s Channel 10 TV reported over the weekend that...Show More Summary
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Lawyers and former federal prosecutors say deferred and nonprosecution agreements are becoming more common as companies realize cooperation and compliance with FCPA regulations could lead to reduced fines and spare them criminal actions. Amanda Bronstad has...
On Ralph Lauren’s agreement with prosecutors to settle charges under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act that its agents improperly bribed officials in Argentina to allow goods to move through trade channels: “Disgorge is a curious description. The $593,000 is the amount they paid out in bribes, not the amount they took in. Disgorge usually refers [...]Show More Summary
In his excellent critique of the critics of the Bush foreign policy legacy, Peter Feaver spotlighted Water Russell Mead's advice to Republicans to reflect "openly and honestly" on how the 43rd President forever corrupted the GOP's foreign policy credentials. Show More Summary
A Ralph Lauren bribery case was settled Monday when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a non-prosecution agreement (NPA) with the company. The SEC will not prosecute the company under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) because Ralph Lauren Corporation discovered the problem itself during an internal review and then reported it promptly to [...]Show More Summary
Shining a bright light on the global operations of major multinational corporations, including details of the cash they pay to foreign governments, will not end corruption. But, it is a very good start on a long and vital journey.
French President Francois Hollande has called for the 'eradication' of tax havens in a bid to fight fraud and corruption.Mr Hollande told French banks that they must declare any foreign subsidiaries each year as he presented a draftShow More Summary
In an excellent NYT story, Sarah Lyall reports on "lights-out London" -- the phenomenon whereby ultra-wealthy foreigners (often from corrupt plutocracies like Kazakhstan and Russia) are buying up whole neighbourhoods in London, driving up house-prices beyond the reach of locals, and then treating their houses as holiday homes. They stay for a couple weeks once [...]
Pat Robertson scores a "Christ, what an asshole" prize here.
As part of his 'campaign against corruption', Putin orders Russian officials to close foreign bank accounts by July 1.
Microsoft Corp. provided details on its global compliance and ethics program Tuesday, responding to a Wall Street Journal report that the company’s relationship with business partners that allegedly bribed foreign government officials is under investigation.
If Bulgaria seeks to attract more foreign investment and become a more mainstream EU member, Sofia must address the corruption issue head on. Moreover, the Bulgarian people must continue to demand greater accountability from their leaders.
Foreign Minister Bob Carr, a former NSW Premier, puts distance between him and Eddie Obeid, now investigated for alleged corruption: A single…
A former Department of Justice official has joined Paul Hastings as a partner in the firm's global compliance and disputes practice. Nathaniel Edmonds was formerly an assistant chief in the fraud section, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit of DOJ's Criminal...
In 2010, the U.N. estimates, some $1.5 trillion in bribes wiped out more than 5% of global GDP. And by 2015, this Foreign Affairs article predicts, the total value of goods lost to counterfeiting and piracy will balloon from 2008's $650 billion to $1.77 trillion. But businesses could fight back in...
Las Vegas Sands admitted that it likely violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, but that's not a reason to sell the stock.
Late last week Las Vegas Sands admitted that it likely violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, although it was mum on what the exact violations are. But is this a reason to sell the stock when Macau's gaming numbers are only getting...Show More Summary
Information disclosed last week about two prominent investigations are more evidence of how mindful companies need to be about the antibribery law.
Las Vegas Sands Corporation, run by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, has admitted in an SEC filing that it likely broke the law by violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.