At the hearing on Friday, Judge Breyer immediately expressed his disbelief at the charges, saying that the government had neither jurisdiction nor good reason to go after the alleged bribery scheme.
The newest reports on Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Australia are the latest of the international economic organisation’s studies of anti-bribery efforts around the globe.
The Dutch aerospace provider said U.S. District Judge Richard Leon’s refusal to approve its settlement agreement denies Fokker what it thought it was getting: a “full and final resolution.”
The documents were wrongly sent to a witness by a temporary worker trying to return materials after then-Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2006 controversially shut down the SFO’s probe of corruption in a U.K.-Saudi arms deal.
The three-judge panel in Philadelphia focused on whether Dahdaleh, a former agent of Alcoa Inc. who was acquitted of bribery allegations in London in 2013, had waited too long to ask the U.S. federal court to compel arbitration with the Bahrain aluminum smelter known as Alba.
The Canadian construction company vowed to fight charges by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police that it bribed officials in Libya.
U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon for the District of Columbia on Feb. 5 said he would not approve a deferred prosecution agreement between the Dutch aerospace services provider and the Justice Department.
Teva disclosed in 2012 that it had received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission and an “informal request” from the Justice Department for documents relating to the alleged FCPA violations in Russia and Latin America.
Federal Judge Richard Leon in Washington, D.C., has frequently required companies to report directly to him post-settlement and today joined a growing chorus of judges demanding more authority over the government’s deal-cutting with corporate wrongdoers.
A former executive of PBSJ Corporation has settled Foreign Corrupt Practices Act civil charges, while his company entered into the SEC’s second-ever deferred prosecution agreement for an FCPA allegation.
Banks with branches in the UAE and Jordan also also must comply with the Motorola Credit Corp. discovery requests in long-running litigation to recoup damages from a 1990s-era fraud.
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.
England’s Serious Fraud Office appeared increasingly desperate in December 2013 exchanges with the Akin Gump lawyer, whose testimony they needed to avoid an embarrassing dismissal of a major bribery prosecution.
The Department of Justice stressed the company’s lack of cooperation as a reason for the steep criminal penalty of $772 million, which did not include a discount.
Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole and Criminal Division chief Leslie Caldwell were among the officials holding a news conference to announce the Alstom Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement – much as an earlier generation of officials had done in 2008 to announce the Siemens resolution.
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.