Law: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977 (USA)

Convicted Vitol trader asks to push back Texas trial

Former Vitol executive Javier Aguilar, who was convicted of money-laundering and bribery charges last week, has asked to face bribery charges in Texas at an unspecified later date

27 February 2024

UPDATE: Former Vitol trader found guilty of FCPA, money laundering charges

UPDATE: Javier Aguilar was found guilty of violating the FCPA and participating in a money laundering scheme in a verdict delivered late Friday afternoon, just a day after closing arguments in the case wrapped. The jurors declined to comment.

23 February 2024

Venezuelan gets six months in prison for accepting bribes in food contract scheme

A Venezuelan citizen who admitted to accepting bribes on behalf of a state governor in his home country has been ordered to serve six months in prison and pay over $6 million in forfeiture and criminal fines.

21 February 2024

Former Stericycle VP to plead guilty to FCPA charge

The DOJ accuses Mauricio Baez Gomez, a former senior vice president for the waste management company, of conspiring to pay millions of dollars in bribes to officials in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. He would be the first known individual to plead guilty in the scheme since the company settled with US authorities in early 2022.

16 February 2024

GIR’s FCPA Counsel Tracker – fully updated

Our bespoke datasets and analysis consider the firms and lawyers that have racked up the most experience and break down enforcement trends by resolution type, amount and more.

15 February 2024

DOJ closes FCPA probe into Arthur Gallagher

In late 2022, the US insurance broker disclosed it had received a subpoena from the FCPA unit seeking information about its business with public companies in Ecuador.

12 February 2024

Former prosecutors: FEPA could close gaps in foreign bribery enforcement

Former foreign bribery prosecutors in the US said the Foreign Extortion Prevention Act has various applications for corruption cases, but the DOJ’s plans for utilising the new law are not yet clear.

08 February 2024

Calavo Growers discloses FCPA probe

The California-based food distributor said it has voluntarily disclosed an internal investigation to the SEC and DOJ into possible FCPA violations in Mexico.

05 February 2024

Novartis announces end of DPA

A US court has formally dismissed FCPA charges filed by US prosecutors against the company’s Greek subsidiary in 2020, the company said in an annual report.

02 February 2024

Tim Leissner sentencing pushed back for 11th time

More than five years have elapsed since the former Goldman Sachs banker pleaded guilty to foreign bribery and money laundering charges over his role in the massive 1MDB corruption scheme.

29 January 2024

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