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Peruvian company agrees to settle Odebrecht-related class action

Peruvian company agrees to settle Odebrecht-related class action

July 06, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Graña y Montero, a Peruvian construction company, has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit for $20 million.

DOJ unveils update to FCPA resource guide

DOJ unveils update to FCPA resource guide

July 06, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

The Justice Department updated its 8-year-old FCPA resource guide, adding a host of clarifications a DOJ official said will help provide a roadmap for companies.

World Bank’s INT sees another management change

World Bank’s INT sees another management change

July 02, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

A senior official in the World Bank’s anti-corruption team, who oversaw the department’s prevention efforts, has left the unit. He will likely be replaced by someone whose main job will be overseeing the unit’s investigative work.

Former White House deputy counsel joins Latham & Watkins

Former White House deputy counsel joins Latham & Watkins

July 02, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Latham & Watkins has hired Michael Bosworth in New York after his in-house role at MacAndrews & Forbes.

Alexion settles with SEC for over $21 million

Alexion settles with SEC for over $21 million

July 02, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Boston-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals has resolved alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act after a five-year investigation.

Compliance professionals target anti-bribery inefficiency

Compliance professionals target anti-bribery inefficiency

July 01, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Compliance professionals say the due diligence process before companies hire third parties is time-consuming, inefficient and needs to change.

SEC eyes investment adviser tied to Odebrecht bribery scheme

SEC eyes investment adviser tied to Odebrecht bribery scheme

July 01, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

The SEC has launched an administrative case against a former Merrill Lynch investment adviser amid allegations that he arranged bribe payments by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

DOJ, SEC end Usana FCPA probe

DOJ, SEC end Usana FCPA probe

June 30, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Citing Usana’s cooperation efforts, the DOJ and SEC closed their FCPA investigations into the Utah nutrition company without enforcement action.

FCPA Docket: Supreme Court declines to hear foreign bribery appeal

FCPA Docket: Supreme Court declines to hear foreign bribery appeal

June 30, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, the Supreme Court rejects a Macao billionaire’s bid to appeal his foreign bribery conviction, and the DOJ suggests a PetroEcuador defendant should be sentenced to nine years.

Ex-Fifa vice president gets time served for bribery

Ex-Fifa vice president gets time served for bribery

June 30, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

On 29 June via videoconference, a Brooklyn federal judge sentenced Alfredo Hawit to time served and two years of supervised release for accepting bribes in exchange for awarding lucrative media rights at soccer events.