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FCPA Docket: FBI investigating South African corruption allegations

FCPA Docket: FBI investigating South African corruption allegations

October 19, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, the US looks into corruption allegations against a wealthy family in South Africa, and Crowell & Moring hires a senior New Jersey prosecutor.

Bio-Rad: Whistleblower retaliation verdict marred by judge’s errors

Bio-Rad: Whistleblower retaliation verdict marred by judge’s errors

October 18, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Bio-Rad Laboratories has asked an appeals court to overturn an US$8 million damages award to the company's former general counsel, who was dismissed after raising possible foreign bribery violations.

Old Russian bribery case, newly linked to Obama-era scandal, sparks GOP review

Old Russian bribery case, newly linked to Obama-era scandal, sparks GOP review

October 18, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

During a US Department of Justice oversight hearing, senators asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions about reviewing an old FCPA case and the department’s new charging and sentencing policy.

Will AI solve the compliance industry's 'huge efficiency problem'?

Will AI solve the compliance industry's 'huge efficiency problem'?

October 17, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Talk is rising of how artificial intelligence could revolutionise foreign bribery compliance. GIR Just Anti-Corruption investigates.

FCPA Docket: Venezuela’s former attorney general aids US corruption case

FCPA Docket: Venezuela’s former attorney general aids US corruption case

October 16, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, why the US Department of Justice’s review of corporate prosecution policies may temporarily complicate self-reporting decisions by companies, and Venezuela’s former attorney general presents evidence of corruption to the DOJ.

FCPA Docket: Former US army colonel challenges FCPA charges

FCPA Docket: Former US army colonel challenges FCPA charges

October 13, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, a former US army colonel has pleaded not guilty to foreign bribery charges, White & Case elects two new white-collar partners and India opens a follow-on probe into Louis Berger.

Angola, Uzbekistan and Macao ranked as some of riskiest jurisdictions for bribery

Angola, Uzbekistan and Macao ranked as some of riskiest jurisdictions for bribery

October 12, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Many of the countries home to bribery schemes targeted by recent US enforcement actions also ranked in an anti-corruption report as some of the riskiest jurisdictions to do business in.

Tenth individual pleads guilty in PdVSA probe

Tenth individual pleads guilty in PdVSA probe

October 12, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The part owner of several Florida-based energy companies on 11 October became the tenth individual to plead guilty in an ongoing probe into corruption at Venezuela’s state-run oil company.

Judge approves discovery on FCPA-related contract breach claims

Judge approves discovery on FCPA-related contract breach claims

October 11, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A lawsuit brought by a Chinese distributor against a US medical device company for wrongfully terminating a contract on FCPA compliance grounds has survived an attempt to kill it.

McFadden: DOJ does not rely on companies to prosecute individuals

McFadden: DOJ does not rely on companies to prosecute individuals

October 11, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The deputy assistant attorney general of the DOJ’s criminal division has argued that incentivising companies to give up information about individuals in exchange for cooperation credit doesn’t lead to employees being scapegoated.