ANALYSIS: Vacation travel and books and records charges are characteristics of the Bruker settlement that highlight recent FCPA enforcement trends, according to James G. Tillen and David Resnicoff of Miller & Chevalier Chartered.
Latin America’s third largest economy still has no law to punish companies or individuals who pay bribes to foreign officials, and the country’s bribery investigations are fraught with procedural delays that often preclude results.
After spending some $300 million on an internal investigation, the cosmetics company gets a discount on its criminal fine and a break on the term of an independent compliance monitor.
Former CEO and co-founder Benito Chinea and former managing partner Joseph DeMeneses pled guilty to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and agreed to forfeit $3.6 million and $2.67 million respectively.
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John Cruden, a non-controversial former career Justice Department lawyer, was stalled by the partisan rancor in the Senate.
Western Texas U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman was confirmed for the federal bench Tuesday; but many other long-pending Justice-related nominees were left unaddressed as the 113th Senate adjourned.
Newman is the most important insider trading ruling in recent years. It arms remote tippees with a greater ability to argue that they that did not know what personal benefit the original insider gained by leaking confidential information
One hundred and thirty six members of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division received recognition for outstanding service at an awards ceremony on Wednesday.
The Vermont Democrat and outgoing chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said three district court nominees in Texas – including current U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman in Texas’s Western District – would fill judicial emergency vacancies.
The British bank may have committed additional violations since settling charges of prohibited transactions with Iran in 2012, the Justice Department said.
The panel discussion (and free lunch) for about 60 young Capitol Hill staffers was part of an apparently coordinated recent campaign to reach those who influence law and policy in Washington.
With cybercrime at the top of the nation’s law enforcement agenda, the Criminal Division’s venerable CCIPS is jockeying with the National Security Division for resources and turf.
The civil complaint from Mexico’s state-owned oil company is its second attempt to recoup damages from a company that settled U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act allegations.
Although he had no opposition, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky had to wait six months for his confirmation vote.
A veteran of the Justice Department’s criminal Fraud Section entered private practice on Dec. 1 after more than two decades as a federal prosecutor.
After its Chinese bribery settlement, whistleblowers have emerged all over the world, requiring the British pharmaceutical giant to bring on five new outside firms, according to knowledgeable people.
A first-ever report by the OECD released Tuesday summarizes 427 foreign bribery cases concluded in 17 different countries since the creation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention on Feb. 15, 1999.