Law: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977 (USA)

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

FCPA docket: Miller & Chevalier lawyer joins energy company

In today’s news round-up, Matt Reinhard goes in-house and the DOJ has made changes to its Fraud Section leadership.

22 September 2021

FCPA prosecutor: We will consider use of foreign bank subpoena

But the official suggested the DOJ would use the power cautiously because of diplomatic sensitivities.

21 September 2021

Ex-Brooklyn prosecutor highlights “significant” Latin America cases

In an interview, Mark Bini reflected on his time handling major foreign bribery cases linked to Latin America, including one concerning Vitol.

14 September 2021

Ex-Goldman Sachs banker loses bid to nix FCPA internal controls charge

A federal judge rejected Roger Ng’s call for his foreign bribery case to be thrown out, including his arguments that it should never have been brought in Brooklyn and that prosecutors used an overly broad definition of the FCPA’s internal accounting controls provision.

13 September 2021

DOJ goes after former Ericsson employee for foreign bribery

The former telecoms manager was also charged earlier this year by Swedish authorities for his alleged role in the Ericsson foreign bribery scheme.

08 September 2021

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