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Harry Cassin Publisher and Editor

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 

Eric Carlson Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman Contributing Editor

Aarti Maharaj Contributing Editor


FCPA Blog Daily News

Tuesday
Feb192019

Arab countries prep launch of Shariah-compliant blockchain

Gulf Cooperation Council countries have been working since 2014 to weave Shariah-compliant blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies into their existing financial and legal infrastructure.

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Tuesday
Feb192019

Malaysia enacts ‘global standards’ anti-corruption legislation

As noted in our previous post for the  FCPA Blog, Malaysia passed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (Amendment) Bill 2018 last year. This amendment introduced a provision that holds corporations, and their directors, officers, and managers, potentially liable for failing to prevent acts of bribery and corruption.

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Monday
Feb182019

How are India’s anti-corruption efforts really measuring up?

With the recent release of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index for 2018, this is a good time to assess India’s anti-corruption performance in recent years.

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Monday
Feb182019

Job: VP, Law & Policy Group, Chief Compliance Officer

Job Title: VP, Law & Policy Group, Chief Compliance Officer

Employer: Intel Corporation

Location: Santa Clara, California USA

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Friday
Feb152019

Cognizant pays $25 million to resolve FCPA charges, two former execs indicted

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation agreed to pay $25 million to settle FCPA charges with the SEC, and two of the company’s former executives were charged Friday by the DOJ for paying bribes to an Indian government official.

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Friday
Feb152019

Finding friendship after prison

Dick Cassin, left, and Richard Bistrong discuss the FCPA in NYC in 2016When I was released from prison in December 2013, one of my first digital activities was an on-line search of FCPA reporting in general and the Africa Sting case (where I was the DOJ cooperator) specifically.

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Friday
Feb152019

New Brazil bill seeks to add NPAs and whistleblower rewards

Earlier this month, the Brazilian Minister of Justice Sergio Moro presented a bill proposing an "anticrime package," establishing “measures against corruption, organized crime and crimes committed with serious violence.”

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Thursday
Feb142019

Who's to blame? The bad apple or the barrel?

According to the recently published EY Global Fraud Survey 2018, only 22 percent of respondents said that integrity is an individual responsibility. The remainder believe the primary responsibility for ensuring integrity sits with other groups in the organization including management (41 percent), the board (15 percent), HR (11 percent) and legal & compliance (9 percent).

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Thursday
Feb142019

SEC punishes Deloitte Japan for violating auditor independence rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission fined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC $2 million for violating auditor independence rules and suspended its former CEO and director of independence for causing the violations.

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Wednesday
Feb132019

China healthcare compliance is still a ‘donations’ minefield

It has been over five years since the start of the GlaxoSmithKline case that rocked the China healthcare industry. At the time, compliance, audit and legal teams were shocked by the prevalence of integrity and corruption issues that had apparently gone unidentified, despite the widespread practice of generating slush funds through fraudulent travel expense claims.

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Wednesday
Feb132019

Three predictions for the future of ISO 37001

2018 was an eventful year in ISO 37001’s adoption journey. The anti-bribery standard’s flexibility was demonstrated through a variety of first-time (for ISO 37001) public and private sector uses.

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Tuesday
Feb122019

Hawaii businessman pleads guilty to FCPA offense

The DOJ said Tuesday that a Hawaii-based businessman admitted bribing officials from Micronesia. 

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