Former lobbyist Kevin Ring was convicted in November on conspiracy, providing illegal gratuities and honest services wire fraud charges. UPDATED: 1:02 p.m.
Former lobbyist Kevin Ring was convicted in November on charges of conspiracy, providing illegal gratuities and honest services wire fraud.
The lawyer served in the Justice Department Tax Division from 1990 to 2004.
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.
The former chief of staff to a member of Congress will no longer appear as a witness for the prosecution.
The International Bar Association surveyed around 650 lawyers from 95 jurisdictions on their knowledge of international anti-bribery tools and about corruption within their own profession.
Homer Moyer of Miller & Chevalier Chartered in Washington, D.C., says companies now will have to deal with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as the U.K. Serious Fraud Office or its successor when faced with a foreign bribery probe.
The names of the shippers under investigation for bribery haven’t previously been reported. The industry-wide probe stems from U.S. scrutiny of Swiss logistics giant Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd. and its customers.
Levick Strategic Communications hired a former Transparency International-USA policy director to set up the new practice.
Whistleblower Provisions: Michael Levy of Bingham McCutchen LLP said he hopes the SEC will write rules for the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory law that require whistleblowers to take complaints to their employers before going to the agency.
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