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SEC penalises Anheuser-Busch InBev for FCPA violations

SEC penalises Anheuser-Busch InBev for FCPA violations

The US Securities and Exchange Commission on 28 September also cited the Belgium-based global brewer for impeding a whistleblower.

Analogic filings detail total cost of foreign bribery investigation

Analogic filings detail total cost of foreign bribery investigation

Analogic, a Massachusetts-based medical and security imaging company, has been tallying up legal costs for shareholders since self-disclosing potential FCPA violations in 2011.

FCPA Docket: Och-Ziff discovery dispute rages on

FCPA Docket: Och-Ziff discovery dispute rages on

28 September 2016: In today’s news round-up, plaintiffs say their discovery dispute with hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management is no closer to being resolved, and a software company reports an isolated FCPA-related incident.

How to get a declination from the World Bank

How to get a declination from the World Bank

Paul Haynes, a lead investigator at the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency, described how companies could be considered for a declination at the 15th Annual Compliance and Ethics Institute in Chicago.

K&L Gates adds Brooklyn prosecutor to government enforcement practice

Christopher Nasson, a former federal prosecutor in Brooklyn and Kentucky, has joined K&L Gates as a partner in its government enforcement practice in Boston, the firm announced on 26 September.

FCPA Docket: DOJ investigating Standard Chartered and insurer to protect compliance officers

27 September 2016: In the latest FCPA news, the DOJ investigates potential misconduct at UK bank Standard Chartered, and Marsh launches an insurance product for chief compliance officers targeted by regulators.

Andrew Weissmann: DOJ on the lookout for companies using scapegoats

Companies that try to divert culpability away from top executives by handing over evidence on lower level employees risk going down an “extremely dangerous” path, the chief of the fraud section in the DOJ’s criminal division has said.

FCPA Docket: Harris declination changes “voluntary disclosure calculus”, says company lawyer

26 September 2016: In the latest FCPA news, compliance officers should study the declinations issued to Harris Corporation, says the company’s lawyer, and ATM business Diebold reports additional FCPA-related costs.

DOJ asset forfeiture deputy defends department amid overreach concerns

Mary Butler, deputy chief of the Justice Department’s asset forfeiture and money laundering section, was forced onto the back foot during the annual IBA last week after criticism from foreign lawyers about the reach of US corruption prosecutions across the globe.

DOJ public statements contradict Siemens monitor FOIA refusal, says 100Reporters

In arguing that Siemens monitor reports should not be released under FOIA, the Justice Department has appeared to contradict its own public statements, 100Reporters, a non-profit news organisation, has said.

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Special Report: FCPA Counsel Tracker

Special Report: FCPA Counsel Tracker

Just Anti-Corruption is launching FCPA Counsel Tracker, which details who has been advising companies on DOJ declinations, past settlements and current investigations, as well as who's been taking up monitorships.

DOJ: Recent Supreme Court ruling supports FCPA conspiracy charge against former Alstom exec

DOJ: Recent Supreme Court ruling supports FCPA conspiracy charge against former Alstom exec

The US Department of Justice has argued it is “normal and regular” to prosecute foreign nationals who commit misconduct abroad by applying conspirator and accomplice liability under US criminal law, in a brief filed 9 September.

  • Vague ‘foreign official’ theory sidestepped in LATAM settlement

    Vague ‘foreign official’ theory sidestepped in LATAM settlement

    By bringing charges under the FCPA’s accounting provisions, the US government circumvented what may have been a potentially weak set of facts for alleging that a South American airline committed a substantive foreign bribery offence, lawyers from Morrison & Foerster say.

 

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