But sometimes life is like a box of chocolates, you just never know what you are going to get. I thought about that ‘Gumpism’ in the context of the Lastros when I read the enforcement action, concluded on July 10, with Orthofix, as reported by the FCPA Blog, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and others. Orthofix entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and agreed to pay a $2.22 million penalty. Orthofix also agreed to the entry of a Final Judgment based upon a Compliant for Violations of Federal Securities Laws, filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the company agreed to pay the SEC $5.2 million, including $4.98 million in disgorgement and $242,000 in prejudgment interest.
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