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A few years ago the president of a well-known food brand was convicted and sentenced to serve nine months in federal prison for failing to stop his plant from engaging in a practice that he knew was a violation of...more
On August 6, 2012, Gibson Guitar Corp. entered into a criminal enforcement agreement with the United States, resolving a criminal investigation into allegations that the company violated the Lacey Act by illegally purchasing...more
Chief compliance officers have enough on their plate without having to worry about another risk. The Obama Administration came into power promising to increase enforcement of environmental laws and regulations. On the civil...more
Corruption Crime & Compliance welcomes Patrick Kellermann from LeClairRyan who authored this post. Patrick’s biography is located here (see article for link).
For the past decade, money has poured into green businesses...more
Originally published in Oklahoma Bar Journal - Volume 83, No.5 - February 11, 2012.
Anyone who has raised a child or represented a company in a regulated industry knows that accidents will happen. This article will...more
November 2011 — On October 5, 2011, Bill 89 entitled “An Act to Amend the Environment Quality Act in order to Reinforce Compliance” (the “Bill”) was sanctioned, reinforcing compliance with the Environment Quality Act (“EQA”)....more
President William McKinley, on May 25, 1900, signed into law legislation that has become known as the Lacey Act. Designed to combat interstate trafficking in illegally taken game, the Lacey Act became the first significant...more
What We’ve Got Here is A Failure to Pig
In 2006, BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. shut down its pipelines and oil production in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska after leaks were discovered in two of its pipelines. Both leaks resulted from...more
Article first appeared in The Journal Record - June 9, 2011.
Maybe you’ve heard this one: A hunter asks the game warden whether he may shoot a particular animal.
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