Leaders of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative discuss expansion of their organization.
The U.S. inquiry dates back to 2003 when the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department issued a formal order directing an investigation into several oil companies’ business in Iran.
A new Wikileaks memo provides details about a controversial 2006 decision by British authorities to end an investigation into whether BAE paid bribes to win contracts in Saudi Arabia.
The drug maker has also fallen under the gaze of a separate, industry-wide probe into potential FCPA violations in the pharmaceutical industry currently being conducted by the SEC and the Justice Department.
The discovery was the result of an almost-two year internal investigation into whether Talecris violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
The medical device maker is conducting an internal investigation into payments in Mexico. The chemical company settled charges related to the U.N. Oil-for-Food program in Iraq last year.
The Danish Healthcare company said it had reported the potential violations to U.S. authorities.
Judge Richard Leon set the stage for an unprecedented series of trials in an area of the law that has nearly no case history despite its vigorous enforcement in recent years.
The family of the defendant, Ousama Naaman, attended the hearing, in which sentencing was set for April 18.
But some haven’t, raising questions about whether the United Nations Convention against Corruption will become a serious global anti-corruption standard.
He is the third individual who worked for Innospec charged with violating the FCPA, which prohibits bribes to foreign officials to obtain or retain business.
In its memo, the DOJ said a light sentence could “possibly be construed as a violation of U.S. treaty obligations” and could “undermine” U.S. efforts to educate business about the harm and risks of transnational bribery.
The French engineering giant, if forced to settle, could end up sharing with Siemens AG the unwelcome distinction of being one of the largest foreign bribery cases ever.
Lawyers for Ousama Naaman are raising questions at sentencing about whether he’s been disproportionately punished because of his ethnicity.
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.