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Karzai Pushes for Oversight of Anti-Corruption Force

August 04, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said the Ministry of Justice should have more oversight of the country's Major Crimes Task Force, citing concerns about human rights violations.

Texas Company Spent $3.2 Million on FCPA Investigation

August 04, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The cost of the investigation is six times the alleged $50,000 in bribes the company, Team, Inc., paid to officials in Trinidad.

Tobacco Employee Pleads Guilty in Kyrgyz Bribery Scheme

August 04, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The criminal information filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia provides a window into doing business in the Central Asian republic.

Panalpina Adds $7.7 Million to Reserves for FCPA Settlement

August 04, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The Swiss freight forwarder said on Wednesday it had set aside around $123 million to cover fines and compliance costs related to foreign bribery and other investigations.

Lebanon's Prime Minister: Fighting Corruption a Top Priority

August 03, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The initiative is part of Lebanon's implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

HSBC USA Under Investigation for Money Laundering

August 03, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The bank disclosed that it had received grand jury subpoenas from the Justice Department and was also the "subject of ongoing examinations" by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Prosecutors Ask Appeals Court to Uphold Bourke's Bribery Conviction

August 02, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

Prosecutors asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit to reject handbag magnate Frederic Bourke's appeal. Bourke was convicted of conspiring to pay bribes to Azerbaijan officials. UPDATED: 9:22 p.m.

'Punishing the Penitent'

August 02, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

A scholarly paper concludes that the U.S. Justice Department does not provide tangible rewards to companies that voluntarily disclose Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.

Networking Products Company Will Not Face Prosecution under FCPA

August 02, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

Digi International Inc. said Monday that the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission had informed the company that it would not be prosecuted under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Report: Russia's Corruption Equal to Half Its GDP

August 02, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The annual report from the Association of Russian Attorneys for Human Rights follows statements by President Dmitry Medvedev in July that the country has made little progress in fighting corruption since he took office.