Calling the pharmaceutical industry “high-risk” for FCPA violations, the SEC enforcement chief pointed out that drug manufacturers are uniquely exposed to foreign bribery risk because so many of the people the companies interact with—doctors, pharmacists, hospital administrators—fall under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s “foreign official” definition.
In January, the American manufacturing firm disclosed potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations by a Chinese subsidiary to the Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The fiber optics manufacturer is investigating potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations in Angola, Portugal, Thailand and India.
The life science research company also faces a demand in Delaware to inspect books and records, pursuant to Section 220 of Delaware General Corporation Law.
The water technology manufacturer launched its initial probe in 2014 after allegations surfaced that Xylem South Korea had violated South Korean anti-trust legislation.
The Houston-based energy drilling services company had previously disclosed investigations into potential foreign bribery violations in Russia and Mexico.
The snack food company received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in February 2011 requesting information in connection with licenses for a facility in India.
The Indianapolis-based pharmaceuticals company in December 2012 had resolved allegations from the SEC regarding conduct in Brazil, China, Poland and Russia.
Executives of the Houston-based oil services company also made “materially false and misleading statements” about compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the complaint alleges.
An attempt by the U.S. government to seize more than $726,000 in allegedly ill-gotten gains is likely to be settled.
A California federal judge ruled that “changed circumstances” warranted the early termination of David Edmonds’s three-year period of supervised release after his 2012 FCPA-related conviction.
Former Control Components Inc. vice president David Edmonds doesn’t face circumstances extraordinary enough to justify ending his sentence prematurely, argued Justice Department prosecutors in a Monday filing.
Choices made by the prosecution team provide powerful instruction on what the DOJ expects public companies to do to prevent and detect FCPA violations and, emphatically, what not to do regarding their obligations when it comes to books and records and accounting controls.
David Edmonds, 62, wants to move to Thailand to be closer to his wife’s family and to be in Southeast Asia for a new job with a Japanese company.
The data corresponds with anecdotal information from lawyers and an annual report of the Securities and Exchange Commission, both of which are seeing big increases in Asian whistleblowing.
President Barack Obama speaks at outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder's portrait unveiling ceremony.
Attorney General Eric Holder called for a lower bar to federal civil rights prosecutions in an exit interview with Politico's Mike Allen.