Topic: FCPA

French court upholds fine against Alcatel for corruption in Costa Rica

The Court of Cassation agreed with an appellate court’s findings that the corrupt scheme was designed to “dilute the responsibilities” of Alcatel executives and allow them to make illicit payments “under the guise of legality”.

18 June 2021

FCPA defendants go after Indian company that cooperated with DOJ

Two former Cognizant executives charged with foreign bribery want to force an Indian engineering company that cooperated with the US investigation to hand over potentially exculpatory information.

17 June 2021

Judge questioned plea deal in old Canadian corruption case

“It sounds like a sweetheart deal to me,” said Judge Richard Leon, when the DOJ presented a plea agreement with a Canadian businessman who admitted to bribing a former Chadian ambassador to the US.

16 June 2021

US lawmakers launch anti-corruption bid

A bipartisan group of lawmakers have joined forces to pursue a series of reforms aimed at combatting foreign corruption. “Our timing could not be better,” said one US House representative.

11 June 2021

US charges Jho Low and rapper in 1MDB lobbying case

US prosecutors allege that Malaysian businessman Jho Low and Haitian-American rapper Prakazrel Michel took part in an illegal lobbying campaign to end an investigation into the 1MDB embezzlement scandal.

11 June 2021

Ever-expanding Ecuador investigations loom over companies

The DOJ’s volley of investigations into bribery in Ecuador are of “epic proportions”, and a growing list of prominent companies are being scrutinised as a result.

08 June 2021

FCPA actions: The case for better corporate behaviour

AlixPartners’ David Bligh says companies are not taking advantage of the benefits US authorities offer for those who voluntarily disclose misconduct, cooperate and implement or enhance compliance programmes.

07 June 2021

Biden administration makes “significant” anti-corruption push

“This is the most holistic and high-level push on anti-corruption that we have seen from any recent US administration,” said one anti-corruption expert.

04 June 2021

SEC drops Avianca investigation

Colombia’s national airline said the regulator decided not to bring an enforcement action against the company.

03 June 2021

Former in-house lawyer accuses Cognizant of “troubling” actions

A former Cognizant in-house lawyer charged with foreign bribery has raised concerns about a potential “spy” in his defence team. The allegations are tied to a legal fee dispute between the in-house lawyer and the company.

02 June 2021

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