U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon today narrowed the scope of reporting requirements he is demanding that International Business Machines Corp. accept before he’ll approve the company’s $10 million foreign bribery civil settlement.
A publicly scheduled court hearing on a $13 million foreign bribery settlement was held behind closed doors, despite protests from reporters.
The Justice Department and SEC secured roughly $260 million from FCPA settlements for the year.
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon said he wouldn’t approve a settlement until it included language requiring IBM to report all future FCPA violations to the court or justify why it was seeking exceptions.
In 2006, the company paid $51 million to settle allegations of accounting fraud, disclosure and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations with the SEC. The new potential violations came to light after a review required by the 2006 settlement.
The global manufacturing conglomerate also said two Tyco subsidiaries in Italy were acquitted in Milan for allegedly improper payments to Italian officials.
Federal law doesn’t let John DiCicco serve any longer as acting Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division. But there are ways around this problem – which is good, because it appears increasingly unlikely the White House will to try to put a nominee forward again.
Nancy Boswell is departing after “considerable reflection” and 17 often troubled years.
TI receives funding from a number of different sources including governments, foundations, the private sector and individuals.
The company began settlement talks with the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission in February.
Republicans had opposed the president’s nomination of Mary L. Smith to lead the Justice Department’s Tax Division, citing her lack of tax law experience.
The Senate returned the former Justice Department Tax Division nominee to the White House twice.
Mary L. Smith has been stranded for more than a year by Republican opposition. The president will now have to decide whether to pick another nominee.
The nomination of Mary Smith, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s Tax Division, has languished for more than a year. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday she should consider withdrawing.
The nomination of Mary L. Smith to head the Tax Division has stalled for months amid questions about her qualifications. If confirmed, Smith would be the highest-ranking American Indian to serve in the Justice Department.
In 1998, Tyco International Ltd. acquired Earth Tech Brazil notwithstanding the fact that it knew Earth Tech had made various illegal payments to Brazilian officials to obtain business.
BEST FCPA LAWYERS PRACTICE GROUP OF THE YEAR. Main Justice held an awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., to honor top firms in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act arena. This video shows announcement of the finalists and winner in the Practice Group of the Year category.
"I am not going to respond to what I view as the ad hominem attack on this prosecutor." -- Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Malis in response to remarks from then-private attorney Eric Holder.