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by Mike Koehler | February 8th, 2010

Can the enforcement agencies on both sides of the Atlantic say with a straight face that this case was merely about improper record keeping, making false statements to the government, and export licenses?

by John F. Savarese Ralph M. Levene and Carol Miller | February 22nd, 2010

The latest developments in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement reflect substantial changes in anti-corruption enforcement priorities and techniques that all international businesses need to consider.

by Channing Turner | July 21st, 2011

The company leveled the charges in a false claims suit.

by Mike Koehler | February 8th, 2010

Can the enforcement agencies on both sides of the Atlantic say with a straight face that this case was merely about improper record keeping, making false statements to the government, and export licenses?

by Christopher M. Matthews | April 2nd, 2010

The government’s intriguing reference to “historic deals” suggests evidence of corruption beyond the charged conduct of the 22 military supply executives, who were indicted under seal in December.

by Christopher M. Matthews | April 5th, 2010

A February report by a Senate subcommittee depicts the African country of Gabon as one where corrupt deals with government officials are not uncommon.

by Mary Jacoby | April 6th, 2010

Investigators have private financial records that appear to show bribes paid to the personal bank account of a former senior executive with a Bahrain-owned aluminum company, the Wall Street Journal reported.

by Christopher M. Matthews | April 6th, 2010

The judge in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act “sting” case said Tuesday that any trials for the case will likely not be completed before the end of 2010. UPDATED: 6:20 p.m.

by Christopher M. Matthews | April 13th, 2010

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act king stands to make millions in private practice. His top assistant could assume the mantle. UPDATED 8:00 p.m.

by Christopher M. Matthews | May 31st, 2010

Attorney General Eric Holder’s comments were primarily focused on the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s 1997 Anti-Bribery Convention.

by Christopher M. Matthews | July 9th, 2010

According the report, the Justice Department has brought 27 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions as of June 30.

by Ryan Holeywell | August 19th, 2010

British defense contractor BAE faced action from both the Justice Department and the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, as did Delaware-based chemicals manufacturer Innospec. When German engineering giant Siemens faced enforcement from Justice, it also was under the thumb of Germany’s Munich Public Prosecutor’s Office.

by Christopher M. Matthews | August 20th, 2010

Under the U.K. agreement, BAE will pay £30 million to Tanzania. In return, the SFO will end its investigation into widespread allegations of BAE bribery and corruption around the world.

by Lisa Brennan | August 27th, 2010

The DOJ Antitrust Division’s successful corporate leniency policy is used to get price-fixing conspirators to rat each other out. It isn’t clear there is the same leverage for DOJ in a similar policy for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases.

by James M. Dorsey | August 31st, 2010

Two high-profile investigations into European defense contractors have spurred action to restrict controversial offset agreements that are made as part of arms deals.

by Christopher M. Matthews | September 1st, 2010

“I will be very rigorous and thorough in what I’m doing, and my independence is key,” the new monitor told Just Anti-Corruption. “I would not have accepted the job had the company not assured me that my independence was guaranteed.”

by David Stout | September 2nd, 2010

FCPA news from around the blogosphere for Thursday, September 2.

by Christopher M. Matthews | September 3rd, 2010

The U.K. lawyer selected as a corporate monitor to BAE Systems plc. tells Just Anti-Corruption he had no involvement in his firm’s representation of the Saudi prince and former ambassador to the U.S., who was accused of soliciting bribes from the defense contractor.

by Aruna Viswanatha | September 7th, 2010

Judge Richard Leon in Washington threatened to suspend proceedings if new FBI notes about the government’s cooperating witness turn up.

by Christopher M. Matthews | September 16th, 2010

The former vice president for international sales at Florida-based Armor Holdings entered his guilty plea in D.C. federal court Thursday. UPDATED: 6:22 p.m. Photos inside.

by David Stout | September 22nd, 2010

The United Kingdom’s new Bribery Law offers lays out rigorous standards, yet calls for constant flexibility. What will that mean in the real world?

by Aruna Viswanatha | September 23rd, 2010

“Corruption is universal, and one has to be very careful when one takes a very righteous position,” a U.N. official said.

by David Stout | September 28th, 2010

In a world where the term “too big to fail” has become familiar, is BAE Systems too big to avoid doing business with?

by Christopher M. Matthews | October 20th, 2010

An FBI undercover operation that netted 22 indictments of individuals last year led prosecutors to open a wider criminal probe of the industry. Companies are likely to be charged, people familiar with the matter say.

by Christopher M. Matthews | October 22nd, 2010

The Justice Department and BAE Systems Plc. have been battling since June over the length of time a compliance monitor will advise the company. UPDATED: 2:47 p.m.

by Christopher M. Matthews | November 1st, 2010

The U.S. Justice Department’s FCPA investigation of corruption in the international defense supply industry is shining a light on the role Israeli brokers played in preparing the Caucasian republic of Georgia go to war against Russia in 2008. Georgian Ministry of Defense officials allegedly accepted bribes to purchase 21 million rounds of ammunition from a U.S. source. Three defendants in the FBI’s massive FCPA sting case are implicated.

by Main Justice staff | November 16th, 2010

Remarks by Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer at the 24th National Foreign Corrupt Practices Act conference.

by Aruna Viswanatha | November 24th, 2010

Nine months after BAE Systems Plc, agreed to pay around $450 million to settle charges related to a massive bribery scheme brought by authorities in the United States and United Kingdom, a U.K. court is finally reviewing the agreement.

by Mary Jacoby | November 30th, 2010

In the 2008 meeting, Britain’s Prince Andrew also “railed at British anti-corruption investigators, who had had the ‘idiocy’ of almost scuttling the [BAE Systems plc] Al-Yamama deal with Saudi Arabia.”

by Main Justice staff | November 30th, 2010

Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Greg Andres appeared before a Senate panel Tuesday.


Richard Sibery of Ernst & Young LLP's Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services practice for the Americas discusses the UK Bribery Act, the heightened interest of local authorities around the world in conducting anti-corruption probes, and the new focus on private equity.

Mary B. Jacoby

Mary Jacoby is the founder of Main Justice.