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FCPA Blogs Round-Up: What Would Steve Jobs or Aristotle Do?

October 11, 2011, Just Anti-Corruption

Apple's ethics code may be even clearer than the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

As Former Prosecutors Move In, OFAC Flexes Muscle

October 10, 2011, Just Anti-Corruption

The Office of Foreign Assets Control has ramped up enforcement of economic sanctions programs, leveling more than $1 billion in civil fines and penalties since 2009.

Europe's Biggest Insurer in Talks with SEC to Settle FCPA Charges

October 10, 2011, Just Anti-Corruption

Allianz SE of Germany will reportedly pay $7 million to $10 million over bribes in Indonesia.

SFO Head Warns Foreign Companies of Corruption Liability

October 08, 2011, Just Anti-Corruption

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office is "actively looking" to go after foreign companies that use corruption to shut out ethical British competitors.

Justice Dept. Wanted Obedience, Not Cooperation, Naaman Says

October 07, 2011, Just Anti-Corruption

Attorneys for a Lebanese and Canadian citizen who pleaded guilty to foreign bribery charges last year say their client is a "cautionary tale" against cooperation with the Justice Department.

Ferrostaal's Internal Probe Uncovers 'Questionable' Payments Worldwide, Including Greece

October 07, 2011, Just Anti-Corruption

The law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP also found massive compliance failures at the German industrial services giant. Munich prosecutors are investigating the company for bribery.

Former Innospec Agent Says Justice Department Seeking Excessive Sentence

October 05, 2011, Just Anti-Corruption

A Lebanese and Canadian citizen who violated foreign bribery laws requested a sentence of time served, arguing that the Justice Department's recommendation of 90 months is too harsh.

Analogic Discloses Potential FCPA Violations

October 05, 2011, Just Anti-Corruption

The company disclosed the investigation in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday.

Does DOJ's Reach Extend to Thailand?

October 05, 2011, Just Anti-Corruption

Attorneys for a former Thai government official and her daughter argued Tuesday that international law curtails the reach of US prosecutors in a foreign bribery case.

Former Innospec Agent May Face Minimal Fines for FCPA Violations

October 04, 2011, Just Anti-Corruption

Attorneys for a former agent for chemical manufacturer Innospec Inc. said the defendant's fine should be between $17,500 and $175,000, while prosecutors argued for as much as $5.2 million.