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By Douglas Gillison | December 10th, 2012

The Massachusetts scanning tech company Analogic Corp. released quarterly figures on Friday showing the winding down of its internal probe over suspect payments in Denmark.

By Douglas Gillison | December 7th, 2012

As he continues to disregard a U.S. criminal indictment for foreign bribery in Argentina, the former Siemens executive Herbert Steffen of Germany on Thursday revisited arguments that related U.S. civil action against him should be dropped on jurisdictional grounds.

By Douglas Gillison | December 7th, 2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday rejected defense efforts for the dismissal of a complaint alleging foreign bribery in Macedonia by executives at a Deutsche Telekom AG subsidiary, saying the alleged conduct had involved e-mail routed via the U.S. and also resulted in false securities filings.

By Jeffrey Benzing | December 3rd, 2012

The Justice Department has declined to prosecute Grifols S.A. for possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at a subsidiary it acquired, the Spanish pharmaceutical company said in a regulatory filing Friday.

By | November 19th, 2012

German prosecutors believe European aerospace group EADS (EAD.PA) paid at least 50 million euros ($63.5 million) in bribes to Austrian officials to secure a $2 billion deal for Eurofighter jets, according to a document seen by Reuters.

Authorities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland raided EADS (EAD.DE) sites earlier this month in connection with investigations into suspected bribery, money-laundering and fraud related to the 2003 deal for 15 jets.

The deal depended on EADS guaranteeing offset deals meant to generate twice the value of the deal for the Austrian economy through suppliers, related services or education projects.

By | November 16th, 2012

Austria may try to cancel its $2 billion contract to buy 15 Eurofighter jets from European aerospace group EADS or seek damages if it finds bribes were paid as part of the deal.

“It depends on the results of the Justice Ministry’s investigations. It is a possibility and we should then examine it,” Defence Minister Norbert Darabos told Austrian ORF radio.

Authorities said last week they had raided EADS sites in Austria, Germany and Switzerland as part of investigations into suspected bribery, money-laundering and fraud in connection with the 2003 deal.

By Douglas Gillison | November 1st, 2012

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By Douglas Gillison | October 31st, 2012

Barclays says U.S. authorities are probing it for potential foreign bribery violations, drawing attention to relations with a Qatari investment fund that were already under scrutiny in the U.K.

By Douglas Gillison | October 29th, 2012

Former executives at the Hungarian subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG argued Monday that a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit against them alleging foreign bribery should be thrown out.

By Douglas Gillison | October 23rd, 2012

An OECD report finds that France’s efforts to prosecute foreign bribery are minimal and less than serious.

By Douglas Gillison | October 17th, 2012

A court of appeals in Prague today upheld a ten-year prison sentence handed down in 2010 in absentia to the exiled investor Viktor Kozeny for defrauding investors of hundreds of millions of dollars in a privatization scheme.

By Jeffrey Benzing | October 12th, 2012

Uriel Sharef is settling foreign bribery charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

By Douglas Gillison | October 8th, 2012

The Russo-Polish vodka producer Central European Distribution Corp. has announced to the market that it has violated the books and records provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.S. statute which penalizes foreign bribery.

By Jeffrey Benzing | September 26th, 2012

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By David Stout | September 5th, 2012

Are American authorities reaching for the stars in enforcing the anti-bribery law?

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