Law: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977 (USA)

Biden DOJ introduces first wave of corporate enforcement changes

The DOJ reversed two Trump-era corporate enforcement policies and said it will now take an expansive view of what types of prior misconduct may affect charging decisions against companies.

28 October 2021

OSI agrees settlement with investors over corruption allegations

California-based OSI Systems agreed to a $12.5 million settlement with investors who sued the company over corruption allegations on an Albanian contract.

25 October 2021

Honeywell says bribery settlement will cost at least $160 million

The conglomerate has been in bribery settlement negotiations with US and Brazilian authorities.

22 October 2021

US ends Unaoil-related probe into Baker Hughes

The Houston oil services business is the latest company to see an end to a government investigation tied to Monaco oil consultancy Unaoil.

22 October 2021

Fraud Section sees significant management turnover

Many senior prosecutors have left the DOJ’s premier corporate enforcement unit this year for the private sector. “Money is a big part of it,” said one former DOJ lawyer.

20 October 2021

Ex-Braskem CEO sentenced to 20 months

A Brooklyn federal judge sentenced the former CEO for participating in a foreign bribery scheme at Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem. His defence team had previously raised concerns about whether the case was time-barred.

12 October 2021

Cross-border enforcement has grown exponentially, says Kahn

After leaving the DOJ, Dan Kahn spoke to GIR about his decade investigating foreign bribery.

06 October 2021

Petrobras compliance chief: “We have finally turned the page”

The Brazilian state oil company’s three-year non-prosecution agreement with the DOJ over FCPA violations has ended, bringing to a close a case that started in 2014.

04 October 2021

US businessmen admit to bribery on Bolivian defence contract

Three US citizens, including a father and a son, pleaded guilty for their role in a bribery and money laundering scheme involving former Bolivian government officials.

28 September 2021

WPP failed to respond to “repeated warning signs” of bribery, says SEC

The advertising group instead allowed the heads of subsidiaries in high-risk markets “to exercise wide autonomy and outsized influence,” the SEC said in a $19 million FCPA settlement.

24 September 2021

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