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Andy Spalding Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn Editor Emeritus 

Cody Worthington Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn Contributing Editor

Bill Waite Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong Contributing Editor 

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FCPA Blog Daily News

Thursday
Apr182019

Job: Assistant General Counsel

Job Title: Assistant General Counsel

Employer: Textron Inc.

Location: Wichita, Kansas USA

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Thursday
Apr182019

Due Diligence: Beneficial ownership in real estate transactions

In March 2019, Transparency International Canada released a comprehensive report examining the ways in which Canada’s “lack of beneficial ownership transparency” contributes to money laundering (or “snow-washing”, as it’s known up North) within the Toronto real estate market.

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Wednesday
Apr172019

Management can own honesty or deceit. So pick one

At Fresenius Medical Care, according to a recent post on the FCPA Blog, management owned the graft and senior executives directed the bribery and the global cover up. The failures were both wide and deep, where “legal, compliance, and internal audit functions failed to detect and prevent the bribery,” the company said in an SEC filing.

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Tuesday
Apr162019

Practice Alert: UK court accepts jurisdiction in hotly-contested Russian dispute

A UK court recently concluded that even when there's ample evidence demonstrating connections to another state, UK courts may nonetheless affirm their own jurisdiction, if there are at least some connections providing a basis to do so.

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Monday
Apr152019

Uber: Grease payments and charitable giving gone wrong?

In Uber's first-ever SEC filing last week, it disclosed a two-year old FCPA investigation in five countries, including Indonesia and Malaysia. What might have gone wrong in those countries? Here are some clues.

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Friday
Apr122019

Ukraine business network adopts certification based on ISO 37001 standard 

Although Ukraine still ranks a lowly 120 out of 180 on Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index, more local businesses are making the choice to operate transparently and compliantly.

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Thursday
Apr112019

Uber discloses FCPA investigation 

Uber Technologies, Inc. said Thursday the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating possible FCPA violations related to its activity in Asia. 

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Thursday
Apr112019

Lori Loughlin has a very big money-laundering conspiracy problem

Readers of the FCPA Blog know that money-laundering conspiracy charges are often part of white collar prosecutions. That's because it's hard to commit most other white collar crimes without also committing money laundering.

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Wednesday
Apr102019

New Book: The Accidental Compliance Professional

Roy Snell is perhaps the best known compliance professional in the world. In 1995, he "accidentally" became a compliance officer -- among the first in the American health care industry.

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Tuesday
Apr092019

Standard Chartered Bank pays $657 million to settle OFAC violations

Standard Chartered Bank agreed Tuesday to pay $657 million to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to resolve sanctions violations primarily related to Iran, with other violations involving current or former sanctions on Cuba, Sudan, Burma, Syria, and Zimbabwe.

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Tuesday
Apr092019

Job: Director, Global Anti-Corruption Strategy

Job Title:Director, Global Anti-Corruption Strategy

Employer: Western Union

Location: Denver, Colorado USA

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Tuesday
Apr092019

Fresenius lands on our top ten disgorgement list

Last month's $231 million FCPA resolution by German dialysis giant Fresenius Medical Care included disgorgement to the SEC of $147 million. By our count, that's the tenth biggest disgorgement ever ordered in an FCPA enforcement action.

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