Foreign Corrupt Practices Act News
April 15, 2013
Main Justice | Subscription Required | April 15, 2013
As recently as February, Panamanian police were closing in on Jald Jensen, a former sales manager at BizJet International Sales Inc., and prosecutors believed a successful extradition was enticingly close.
April 12, 2013
FCPA Professor | April 12, 2013
The U.S. intervenes, I disagree, I agree, and say what. It’s all here in the Friday roundup.
April 11, 2013
Wall Street Journal | April 11, 2013
The Federal Bureau of Investigation keeps its word. Would-be white collar criminals would be wise to bear that in mind, it appears. Court documents unsealed last week show that a former executive of a U.S. subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group went undercover as part of a U.S. investigation into bribes paid abroad by that unit.
April 9, 2013
Main Justice | Subscription Required | April 9, 2013
Foreign bribery enforcement has been disappointingly low in countries like Canada, Australia, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden and Japan, according to Nicola Bonucci, director of legal affairs for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
WSJ.com Risk and Compliance Journal | April 9, 2013
Dutch electronics giant Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV agreed to pay U.S. regulators $4.5 million to resolve allegations of foreign bribery, a spokeswoman said.
April 8, 2013
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | April 8, 2013
The Justice Department unsealed charges Friday against four former executives of a U.S. subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, accusing the individuals of scheming to bribe government officials in Latin America.
FCPA Professor | April 8, 2013
If the DOJ’s rhetoric of holding individuals accountable in the context of corporate resolutions is to mean anything (as noted in this prior post, since 2008 approximately 75% of DOJ corporate enforcement have not resulted in any related individual charges against company employees) the BizJet corporate action was one where related individual enforcement actions were to be expected given the DOJ’s prior specific allegations concerning the above individuals.
April 4, 2013
Main Justice | Subscription Required | April 4, 2013
The newly installed general counsel at the embattled cosmetics company Avon Products Inc., Jeff Benjamin, said today that the legal costs of an internal foreign bribery probe were not due to the number of firms retained by the company.
April 3, 2013
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | April 3, 2013
U.S. authorities will continue to use sting operations in pursuing foreign bribery cases, a top law enforcement official said. “We will do it again,” said Ronald Hosko, an assistant director of the criminal investigative division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, at the Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium in Washington, D.C.
April 2, 2013
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | April 2, 2013
U.S. authorities are investigating whether a unit of Japanese electronics giant Panasonic Corp. paid bribes abroad to land business, according to company documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
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