Investigator's Guide to Mexico

Investigator's Guide to Mexico

Investigator's Guide to Mexico
From self-reporting to legal privilege, Marieke Breijer looks at the perils and pitfalls of internal investigations in Mexico.

Investigator's Guide to Mexico

The Investigator's Guide to Mexico

From self-reporting to legal privilege, Marieke Breijer looks at the perils and pitfalls of internal investigations in Mexico.

Highlights

GIR Interactive: Mexico investigating Vitol following US settlement

Mexico is investigating Swiss commodities trading company Vitol over alleged bribery, according to the country’s top anti-corruption prosecutor.

Former exec accuses US company of “orchestrated witch hunt” in FCPA investigation

The founder of a business sold to a US food company says he is being made the scapegoat for potential FCPA violations in Mexico. The food company says it will “rigorously contest” the allegations.

KPMG’s US arm dodges $1.1 billion Oceanografía fraud lawsuit

A Delaware judge has dismissed a claim alleging that the US arm of accounting firm KPMG can be held liable for failing to detect a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme at defunct Mexican oil company Oceanografía.

Compliance lawyer accuses Walmart of retaliation

A former Walmart attorney has sued the retail corporation for alleged retaliation after he refused to change a memo related to a foreign bribery investigation. A spokesperson for the company said the allegations “are without merit”.

Kitchen appliance company discloses accounting probe

US kitchen appliance company Hamilton Beach has delayed its first quarter financial statement while it investigates accounting irregularities at a subsidiary in Mexico.

Loans company nears foreign bribery resolution

Consumer loans company World Acceptance Corporation has set aside $8 million for a potential resolution with US authorities over payments in Mexico.

After acquisition, food company reports possible FCPA violations

Food and biomaterials company Landec Corporation has said that a newly acquired business may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Mexican Parliament votes to expand powers of finance ministry

Mexico’s parliament has voted in favour of allowing the country’s finance ministry to blacklist individuals suspected of money laundering and other financial crimes.

FCPA Docket: Mexican agency goes after Stryker

In today’s news round-up, a Mexican government agency sues a US medical device company for bribery and Laura Terrell leaves FTI Consulting.

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