Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

  • Foreign governments seek shares of FCPA settlements

    Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) received a letter containing a convoluted proposal that would drastically alter the way it approaches foreign bribery cases.

  • Avon may have paid for auditor’s silence in bribery suit

    Avon Products Inc. shareholders filed an amended lawsuit this week claiming the head of the company’s internal audit department was able to extract a larger severance package upon his 2006 termination than he otherwise would have by threatening to reveal evidence of Avon’s involvement in bribery to officials.

  • Alcoa may have violated FCPA

    According to court documents recently filed in an ongoing Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) suit against Alcoa, the U.S.-based aluminum maker is now accused of possibly violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

  • Former Siemens execs charged with bribery

    Hoping to quell recent waves of criticism about its conduct and frequent failure for charging executives in large Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) charged individuals in the prominent Siemens case with bribery, the agencies announced Tuesday.

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  • Lobbyists continue to push for FCPA changes

    The heated debate over amending the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act continues to grow, as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce pushes to amend the law and the Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to reject their proposals.

  • “Where the bribes are”

    Ever wonder what types of dirty dealings were going on in Turkmenistan in 2002? What about finding more information about the longest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act sentence ever handed down earlier this year to Joel Esquenazi for bribing officials in Haiti?

  • SEC investigates Avon for FCPA violations

    After years of conducting its own investigation into potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, Avon Products said yesterday that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has now begun to look into the cosmetics company’s actions as well.

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