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Hottest Industries for FCPA Investigations

A new tool has been launched that tracks open Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FPCA) investigations.  The FCPA Tracker (https://fcpatracker.com/) scans for and analyzes public disclosures by companies and agencies about FCPA-related investigations.  The top five industries with the most ongoing FCPA-related investigations, according to FCPA Tracker, are: 1. Oil and Gas Services — 24 2. Telecommunications […]

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Acting Brazil President Dissolves Anti-Corruption Agency

Michel Temer assumed office yesterday as interim president following President Dilma Rousseff’s removal who is awaiting trial for impeachment.  Mr. Temer’s first formal act was to approve Provisional Measure No. 726 of May 12, 2016, which completely dissolves Brazil’s main anti-corruption enforcement agency, the Comptroller General (CGU). This Provisional Measure dissolved and/or merged a series of Ministries […]

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Former Diplomat Pleads Guilty in UN Bribery Case

Francis Lorenzo, a U.S. citizen who served as a foreign diplomat from the Dominican Republic pleaded guilty to six charges, including conspiracy, bribery, money laundering, and tax counts, Wednesday in a United Nations bribery case.  Lorenzo agreed to cooperate with the government against co-defendants who include former U.N. General Assembly president John Ashe and Chinese businessmen […]

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FIFA Corruption

The U.S. Department of Justice published an indictment of soccer and marketing officials in May which alleged bribery linked to awarding broadcast rights for international tournaments in North and South America. In the wake of the corruption probe into FIFA, the world soccer governing body, the FIFA President Sepp Blattner announced his resignation and seven officials […]

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PayPal pays $7.7M Fine for 486 Violations

Over the course of several years, PayPal did not adequately screen its transactions for targets of U.S. Proliferation and Trade Sanctions Programs, and processed transactions equaling approximately $43,000 to denied parties.  The company failed to properly screen transactions with OFAC-sanctioned companies and persons resulting in violations of trade sanctions against Iran, Sudan, and Cuba as […]

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Whistleblower Earns $16M

Michael Epp, a German citizen and former executive at Supreme Foodservice collected $16 million as a result of blowing the whistle on his former employer.  Supreme Foodservice and their affiliated companies pled guilty to criminal charges of major fraud, conspiracy to commit major fraud, and wire fraud, which comes with $288M in criminal penalties.  In […]

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