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FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 65-World Cup Report-Part I
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 31-the FCPA Year in Review, Corporate Enforcement Actions
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 30-Interview with the FCPA Professor-Part 2
Corporate Criminal Liability – Interview with Bridget Rohde, Member, Mintz Levin
The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, Episode 3
And I say that in the most complimentary way. If you haven’t been following this story, here’s a quick recap: FIFA awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, respectively. This raised eyebrows, as they say. ...more
You know things are getting bad when the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) questions a business’ moral authority. Things certainly cannot be much better when the regulators begin nosing around your own self-indulgence. What happens...more
Q: Hello Sven. I feel like I know you through your three part series in the Journal of Business Compliance, and our soon to be published roundtable. So, could you tell us a little about today’s Q and A?...more
The cricket world is in a fierce battle against the increasing use of technology in illegal bookmaking. In order to protect their interests ahead of the World Cup starting in February 2015, the International Cricket Council...more
Serious, organized, violent, high-level crime!
And you just might be unwittingly keeping the mafia in business. I watched a program on TV the other night: 16x9's Liquidating the Forests.
Here's a shocking fact:...more
With lots of fanfare, Esquenazi and Rodriguez, and the usual suspects filed a cert petition and briefs in support of the appeal from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision affirming the lower court’s interpretation of...more
In an October 22, 2014 article in Foreign Affairs, titled “Grappling With Graft, How to Combat the Growing Corruption Epidemic” authors Alexander Lebedev and Vladislav Inozemtsev (The Authors) state that corruption “wreaks...more
A Chinese court convicted a large British pharmaceutical company of corruption and bribery while doing business in China. As a result, the company must pay a record-breaking fine of $491 million while each of the implicated...more
They come without notice and under the cover of night. They are sometimes in unmarked envelopes or conveyed through whispered phones calls and very often from your very own employees. They are allegations of corruption,...more
Today we celebrate the initial two Hammer Films Frankenstein entries into the horror pantheon. These classic films, from the 1950s, were the The Curse of Frankenstein and The Revenge of Frankenstein. In both films Peter...more
As I have shared in prior blogs, from the vantage point of business class and inner city hotels, there is an unhealthy distance and an often ethical unawareness from front lines of international business, when it comes to the...more
Global Corruption Survey -
Transparency International carried out a Global Corruption Survey for 2013 to just under 100 countries. The results from this survey indicate that one in four people had paid a bribe to a...more
The following is an interview conducted via e-mail with Anatoly Yakorev, Director at the Center for Business Ethics & Compliance, Moscow, Russia.
IN THIS ISSUE:
BSA/AML & OFAC | Virtual Currency & Payment Systems | FCPA & Anti-Corruption | Criminal Enforcement.
BSA/AML & OFAC:
FINCEN OFFERS RED FLAGS GUIDANCE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND...more
GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) may well be a watershed in the global fight against bribery and corruption. Behavior and conduct, which was illegal under Chinese law but previously tolerated and even accepted by Chinese government...more
In the past 20 years, considerable progress has been made in developing corporate anti-corruption programs, as companies recognize the damaging effects of bribery and corruption on business, reputations and the global...more
In typical Chinese fashion, the prosecution of GSK and several GSK executives ended after a one-day “trial.” GSK paid a $489 million fine; and four criminal sentences were handed out with suspension of jail time and orders of...more
Corruption is a problem. Keeping corruption out of public scrutiny is an even bigger problem, because responsible people remain untouched and ready to repeat the same wrong behaviours. In that sense, the financial crisis that...more
Last Friday, China’s 15-month-long bribery investigation into British multinational pharmaceutical GlaksoSmithKline (GSK) ended after a one-day trial in which the court found GSK’s local subsidiary guilty of bribing doctors...more
As part of my outreach to bring in the perspective of others who confront corruption on the front lines of international business, I decided to start a series of interviews from those who have expertise in their home...more
According to This Day in History, 139 years ago today, Billy the Kid was arrested for the first time, for theft. Billy the Kid was believed to have been born in New York City and was later taken out west by his mother. ...more
“GSK plc sincerely apologies to the Chinese patients, doctors and hospitals, and the Chinese Government and the Chinese people.”
With those words, the British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) PLC was...more
On August 14, 2014, Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez filed a Petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking clarification of a key term in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Among other arguments,...more
One Fraud... Two Fraud... Three Fraud...
No organization wants to wake up to find themselves suddenly the center of unexpected liability or unwelcome scrutiny due to fraud. Fraud costs organizations more if it's...more
To many, an understanding of corruption, bribery and compliance comes from the field of regulators, auditors, investigators and attorneys. Each one of these practices brings an important perspective and set of compliance...more
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