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Shareholder demands internal General Cable documents tied to FCPA settlement

Shareholder demands internal General Cable documents tied to FCPA settlement

March 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A shareholder in General Cable has asked a Delaware court to compel the Kentucky-based manufacturer of industrial cable products to turn over an audit report, emails and other documents tied to a recent foreign bribery settlement with US authorities.

Former telecoms exec turned fugitive pleads not guilty to Haiti FCPA charges

Former telecoms exec turned fugitive pleads not guilty to Haiti FCPA charges

March 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Almost six years after being charged by the US Department of Justice with bribing officials in Haiti, a former telecoms executive is finally contesting the allegations in court.

US authorities ask Dutch bank for information in corruption probe

US authorities ask Dutch bank for information in corruption probe

March 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Dutch-based financial services corporation ING Group has revealed it is the subject of investigations by Dutch and US authorities.

Senators hammer Trump's SEC pick on conflicts, but go soft on FCPA views

Senators hammer Trump's SEC pick on conflicts, but go soft on FCPA views

March 23, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

President Donald Trump’s nominee for SEC chair, Jay Clayton, downplayed conflict concerns, highlighted the importance of individual accountability, and avoided meaningful talk about the FCPA, during his confirmation hearing.

FCPA Docket: SEC votes to approve settlement with ex-Magyar Telekom CEO

FCPA Docket: SEC votes to approve settlement with ex-Magyar Telekom CEO

March 22, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In the latest news, Preet Bharara quickly finds a new job, US authorities intend to charge a Malaysian financier over the 1MDB scandal, and the SEC approves a settlement with former Magyar Telekom executive Elek Straub.

How the pilot programme has changed FCPA cases

How the pilot programme has changed FCPA cases

March 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR Just Anti-Corruption investigates the effect of the FCPA pilot programme since it was introduced in April 2016, by talking to defence lawyers who worked on recent settlements and analysing the data behind the cases.

FCPA Docket: Congressman calls for “private action” foreign bribery legislation

FCPA Docket: Congressman calls for “private action” foreign bribery legislation

March 20, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In the latest news, a congressman says individuals and companies should be able to bring actions under the FCPA, and a New York bank files a securities lawsuit against a Brazilian conglomerate over corruption related to Operation Car Wash.

Judge insists on May start for Magyar Telekom FCPA trial

Judge insists on May start for Magyar Telekom FCPA trial

March 16, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In pre-trial litigation with two former Magyar Telekom executives, the SEC has revealed how one executive, faced with an internal investigation by White & Case, downloaded software called “AbsoluteShield File Shredder”.

US closes FCPA probe into IT company within a year

US closes FCPA probe into IT company within a year

March 16, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

After self-reporting possible FCPA violations to US authorities around 10 months ago, an information technology company has been told by the DOJ and SEC that the case has been closed without further action.

Boston prosecutor joins DLA Piper

Boston prosecutor joins DLA Piper

March 15, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Massachusetts assistant US attorney Eric Christofferson will work in the firm's litigation practice as a partner in its Boston office.

SEC initiates another FCPA inquiry into Cobalt’s Angola dealings

SEC initiates another FCPA inquiry into Cobalt’s Angola dealings

March 15, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an informal inquiry into a contract between Cobalt International Energy and Angola's state-controlled oil company, one month after the DOJ closed a foreign bribery investigation into the Houston-based business.

Bio-Rad launches new attack on former general counsel

Bio-Rad launches new attack on former general counsel

March 14, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

After losing a wrongful dismissal lawsuit in February, pharmaceutical company Bio-Rad Laboratories has again attacked its ex-general counsel Sanford Wadler, arguing that an investigation into his FCPA allegations proved the former in-house lawyer’s "incompetence".