April 10, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday charged Hewlett-Packard (HP) with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by making improper payments to various government officials in order to obtain or keep contracts within certain countries. The US Department of Justice ( ...[read more]
December 27, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On December 27, 2010, global telecommunications organizationAlcatel-Lucent agreed to paymore than $137 million to resolve investigations into its sales practices by theDepartment of Justice(DOJ) andthe Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC). The DOJ filed charges in the US District Cour... ...[read more]
February 1, 2010
by Brian Jackson
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating whether Blackwater, now known as Xe, bribed Iraqi officials to allow them to continue operating in the country following shooting deaths in 2007, the New York Times reported Monday. The fraud division of the DOJ reportedly began an inquiry into ...[read more]
January 22, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Homer Moyer: This week's highly publicized arrest of 22 corporate executives for violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is newsworthy and in some respects unprecedented, but otherwise confirms FCPA enforcement trends that have been increasingly evident in recent years... ...[read more]
January 20, 2010
by Jay Carmella
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Tuesday that 22 individuals were indicted for violating federal bribery laws in an effort to obtain foreign business contracts. An undercover operation conducted by the FBI found violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which ...[read more]
August 6, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
Former Congressman William Jefferson (D-LA) was found guilty on Wednesday of 11 counts of public corruption. Jefferson was convicted of using his position on the US House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee to promote the interests of companies involved in development projects in Africa, ...[read more]
November 14, 2007
by James M Yoch Jr
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday agreed to a $30 million settlement of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges against Chevron in connection with the oil company's alleged involvement in a scheme to exchange illegal payments to Iraqi officials under the now-defunct UN O... ...[read more]
June 8, 2007
by Michael Sung
Indicted US Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) pleaded not guilty Friday to charges under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including bribery, racketeering, money laundering, and obstruction of justice. Jefferson allegedly accepted approximately $500,000 in bribes from numerous companies both in the ...[read more]
June 4, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
US Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) was indicted Monday on 16 counts, including charges of bribery, racketeering, money laundering, and obstruction of justice. Jefferson allegedly solicited bribes from numerous companies both in the US and in Africa, setting up a fake company to launder the money. ...[read more]
February 7, 2007
by Brett Murphy
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday that the three oil drilling companies charged with violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act have agreed to a plea agreement settling the case for $26 million. The DOJ alleged that Vetco Gray UK Limited, Vetco Gray Controls Inc., and Vetco ...[read more]

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