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Siemens' Revamped Compliance

August 30, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

After pleading guilty to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges and shelling out nearly $2 billion to resolve probes in the U.S. and Germany, manufacturing giant Siemens AG appears to have ramped up its compliance systems.

Peru Appoints Special Prosecutor to Track Millions Hidden by Corrupt Officials

August 30, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

A 2004 U.S.-Peruvian agreement allows for the repatriation of funds related to the corruption cases in exchange for a Peruvian pledge to invest the funds in anti-corruption efforts.

DOJ Not Planning To Adopt FCPA Leniency Model

August 27, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ Antitrust Division's successful corporate leniency policy is used to get price-fixing conspirators to rat each other out. It isn't clear there is the same leverage for DOJ in a similar policy for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases.

Former Slovenian PM Accused of Bribery in Big Defense Deal

August 27, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

Slovenian prosecutors have charged former PM Janez Jansa with bribery in connection with the biggest defense deal ever signed by Slovenia.

Former KBR Employee Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes

August 26, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The employee said he accepted $200,000 in bribes in exchange for steering work to Afghan sub-contractors.

Europol: More Regulation Need to Keep Organized Crime Groups Out of Energy Industry

August 26, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

In a recent report, Europol said governments in the European Union need to take precautions to ensure organized crime groups do not become involved in the energy industry.

Oil Companies Mull Options After Losing Out in Murky Congo Deal

August 26, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

Two companies came up short in an episode that seems to demonstrate the importance of having friends in high places.

Karzai Aide in Corruption Probe Linked to CIA

August 26, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The chief of administration for the Afghan National Security Council was arrested in July by Afghan police after he was caught on a wiretap soliciting a bribe.

Algeria Creates New Agency to Fight Corruption

August 25, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

Algeria announced the creation of a new agency that will focus on anti-corruption efforts.

Slovakia to Post All State Contracts Online

August 25, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

Under the new initiative, government agencies will post online the details about all government contracts, including price and contractual conditions.