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ABB Ltd. - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

July 22, 2006, Just Anti-Corruption

On June 22, 2004, one U.S. and one U.K. subsidiary of ABB Ltd., a Swiss company, were charged with two counts of bribery in violation of the FCPA in connection with oil construction projects in Nigeria.

Oil States International Inc. - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

April 27, 2006, Just Anti-Corruption

From 2003 through 2004, Oil States International Inc., through certain employees of one of its subsidiaries, Hydraulic Well Control LLC, provided approximately $348,350 in improper payments to employees of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., an energy company owned by the government of Venezuela.

Oil States International Inc. - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

April 27, 2006, Just Anti-Corruption

On April 27, 2006, the SEC instituted settled administrative proceedings against Oil States, whereby the company was ordered to cease-and-desist from future violations of the FCPA. No disgorgement or civil penalties were ordered.

Tyco International Ltd. - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

April 17, 2006, Just Anti-Corruption

In 1998, Tyco International Ltd. acquired Earth Tech Brazil notwithstanding the fact that it knew Earth Tech had made various illegal payments to Brazilian officials to obtain business.

Bribery of Liberian Officials for False Accreditation of Academic Institutions - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

March 21, 2006, Just Anti-Corruption

In a superseding information filed on March 20, 2006, Richard John Novak was charged with one count of bribery in violation of the FCPA and an additional count of conspiracy to bribe foreign officials, to commit mail fraud, and to commit wire fraud.

Diagnostic Products Corporation - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

May 20, 2005, Just Anti-Corruption

From late 1991 through December 2002, DPC (Tianjin) Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Diagnostic Products Corporation (DPC), paid approximately $1.6 million in bribes in the form of illegal "commissions" to physicians and laboratory personnel employed by government-owned hospitals in the People's Republic of China (PRC) in exchange for agreements that the hospitals would obtain DPC Tianjin's products and services.

Micrus Corporation - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

March 02, 2005, Just Anti-Corruption

Between January 2002 and August 2004, in connection with sales to public and private medical facilities in some of those countries, Micrus entered into several types of arrangements with doctors, pursuant to which the doctors used or promoted Micrus products in exchange for payments, commissions or honoraria.

Titan Corporation - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

March 01, 2005, Just Anti-Corruption

On March 1, 2005, Titan pleaded guilty to a three-count information charging it with violating the anti-bribery and books and records provisions of the FCPA and with assisting in the filing of a false tax return.

Invision Technologies Inc. - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

December 06, 2004, Just Anti-Corruption

On December 6, 2004, InVision Technologies entered into a two-year non-prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice in which it admitted to violations of the FCPA, agreed to pay $800,000 in penalties, agreed to implement a rigorous compliance program with an independent monitor, and agreed to cooperate fully in the ongoing parallel investigations by the Department of Justice and the SEC.

Schering-Plough Corporation - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

June 17, 2004, Just Anti-Corruption

On June 9, 2004, the SEC commenced civil and administrative enforcement actions against Schering-Plough Corporation , a pharmaceutical company, for violations of the books and records and internal controls provisions of the FCPA.