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

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

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

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.

After signing FCPA plea agreement, Harder seeks to appeal his five-year sentence

After signing FCPA plea agreement, Harder seeks to appeal his five-year sentence

Dmitrij Harder, a Pennsylvanian businessman who pleaded guilty to foreign bribery charges, wants his five-year sentence reconsidered, arguing the sentencing judge made several errors.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

FCPA-related personnel and policy changes

DAG says scattered corporate prosecution memos will be consolidated

In a closed-door speech in New York, Rod Rosenstein hinted at coming changes to the DOJ’s corporate prosecution policies, which he said could affect individual accountability and cooperation credit.

Criminal division nominee wants more Odebrecht-style FCPA cases

The Trump administration’s nominee to head the US Department of Justice’s criminal division has pointed to foreign bribery cases involving Brazilian companies Odebrecht and Braskem as examples of the division’s “outstanding” work.

Editor's picks

Contract reveals ex-DOJ compliance consultant’s pay

Contract reveals ex-DOJ compliance consultant’s pay

The US Department of Justice paid its former compliance consultant, Hui Chen, more than its political appointees or career attorneys, documents show.

As defendants fight FCPA's extraterritorial reach, an old prostitution case becomes key

As defendants fight FCPA's extraterritorial reach, an old prostitution case becomes key

The DOJ is pursuing FCPA charges against individuals with no ties to the US and who have never committed a crime on US soil. The department's chances of success rest on whether courts take a narrow or broad view of a 1932 Supreme Court case.

 

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