A federal judge said at the sentencing hearing she would not make the defendant a “poster child” for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement.
One of the world’s largest insurance firms entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the Justice Department and a settlement with the SEC totaling nearly $16.3 million for alleged illicit conduct in seven countries.
An estimated $903 billion illegally flowed out of developing countries in 2009, despite the economic downturn that hit the global market in 2008.
With the notion of American-style plea bargains severely criticized by many British judges, it remains to be seen how the pleas will be treated. The SFO was tight lipped about the apparent negotiations.
The Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission have been examining since 2004 whether the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
A transcript of the Nov. 3 hearing in Pittsburgh pulls back the veil on the three-and-a-half year global investigation of the aluminum manufacturing giant.
The charge sheet obtained by Just Anti-Corruption details the bribery allegations against former Alcoa agent Victor Dahdaleh. A U.K. court on Monday set his bail at £10 million, or approximately $16 million,
Several reasons are given for why the billionaire aluminum agent may have engineered his own arrest in London — none of them particularly plausible.
The United Nations released its second batch of anti-corruption country assessments as part of the UN Convention against Corruption.
The SFO has charged three former Innospec Ltd. executives this week, a flurry that may stem from developments in a related FCPA case in the United States.
A former executive of Innospec Inc. was charged Tuesday by the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office as part of a collaborative investigation between the Justice Department and the SFO.
THE PAST AND FUTURE FOR CORPORATE PROSECUTIONS: Orrick partner Michael Madigan discusses his successful defense in 2006 of the former chairman of KPMG’s Tax Department, which led to reduced leverage for prosecutors in pursuing corporation prosecutions.