And Then there was one-Update on FCPA Settlements in the Nigerian Bribery Case

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Yesterday, both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the agreement by the Dutch company, Snamprogetti Netherlands BV, (Snamprogetti) to pay a $240 million criminal penalty to the DOJ to resolve charges related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for its participation in a decade-long scheme to bribe Nigerian government. In addition to the DOJ resolution, Snamprogetti and ENI also reached a settlement of a related civil complaint filed by the SEC, which charged Snamprogetti with violating the FCPA’s anti-bribery provisions, falsifying books and records, and circumventing internal controls and charged ENI with violating the FCPA’s books and records and internal controls provisions. As part of that settlement, Snamprogetti and ENI agreed jointly to pay $125 million in disgorgement of profits relating to those violations. Both the DOJ and the SEC resolutions were discussed in both in yesterday’s FCPA Blog and today’s posting by the FCPA Professor.

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