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By Main Justice staff | December 4th, 2015

The bureau’s ongoing FCPA investigations will ensure “there’s a lot more FIFAs coming”, FBI agent Jeff Sallet said at ACI’s 32nd annual International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

By Josh Kovensky | November 13th, 2015

The purported whistleblower alleges that Teva first failed to promote, and then fired her, after she raised concerns over the company’s FCPA compliance and began to cooperate with Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission probes into the company.

By Marisa Iati | November 2nd, 2015

Svein Aasersaid said he and the government disagreed about his handling of a probe into Russian telecom company VimpelCom.

By Marisa Iati | October 16th, 2015

The scuffle over former Alstom SA Lawrence Hoskins’s international discovery demands continues in advance of his scheduled Nov. 30 trial in Connecticut.

By Josh Kovensky | October 9th, 2015

U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee for the Eastern District of Virginia imposed the sentence on the 69-year-old, saying, “bribery is not how we do business in America” at the Oct. 9 hearing.

By Josh Kovensky | October 7th, 2015

Former IAP Worldwide Vice President James Rama should receive a sentence of probation, along with potential home confinement, defense attorneys argued in an Oct. 5 sentencing position.

By Josh Kovensky | October 6th, 2015

Arguing that Rama’s cooperation and age constitute significant arguments in favor of leniency, federal prosecutors asked District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee for the Eastern District of Virginia to deliver a sentence far below the 57 to 60 month range that Rama currently faces.

By Marisa Iati | September 14th, 2015

Three federal appeals judges in D.C. expressed doubt that a district court judge had acted outside his powers when he declined to approve a deferred prosecution agreement.

By Marisa Iati | September 3rd, 2015

Some white-collar defense attorneys said the Securities and Exchange Commission was wrong to take action against the bank for giving internships to relatives of foreign officials.

By Josh Kovensky | September 2nd, 2015

Vale is attempting to fend off a civil racketeering suit launched by Rio Tinto in the Southern District of New York in which the Anglo-Australian mining firm claims that Vale benefitted from an alleged 2008 bribery scheme by Beny Steinmetz Group Resources Ltd. to obtain lucrative iron mining concessions in Guinea.

By Steptoe & Johnson LLP | August 26th, 2015

This enforcement action appears to be the first based entirely on a theory of improper hiring and internship practices, but it is unlikely to be the last.

By Mary Jacoby | August 18th, 2015

In a conference call with journalists, SEC Enforcement Division Director Andrew Ceresney hailed the settlement as the first to conclude that internships can violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act if they are provided to win or retain business. UPDATED with statement from BNY Mellon.

By Marisa Iati | July 30th, 2015

The U.K. pharmaceuticals company is already investigating alleged bribery in Poland, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Iraq.

By Marisa Iati | July 23rd, 2015

The Dutch aerospace services company said the case should be assigned to a different district court judge on remand.

By Marisa Iati | July 2nd, 2015

The London-based construction company said in April that it had wrapped up an internal investigation into alleged bribery and had reported the results to the U.K. Serious Fraud Office.

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