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The FCPA Need Not Be The Grinch That Steals The Holiday Spirit

The FCPA Need Not Be The Grinch That Steals The Holiday Spirit | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
Media sources (as well as FCPA practitioners) are always looking for fresh angles regarding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act topics.  So as the holidays approach, it was not surprising to find article...
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Finextra: European Parliament and Council negotiators agree on central registers for AML directive

Finextra: European Parliament and Council negotiators agree on central registers for AML directive | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
The ultimate owners of companies would have to be listed in central registers in EU countries, accessible to people with a "legitimate interest", such as investigative journalists and other concerned citizens, under a deal struck by Parliament and Council negotiators on a draft EU anti-money laundering directive on Tuesday.
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Google Says 2015 Will Be the 'Moment' To Reform NSA Spying

Google Says 2015 Will Be the 'Moment' To Reform NSA Spying | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
Despite a crushing defeat this year, the search giant is already preparing to push surveillance reform in Congress next year. By Dustin Volz
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Putin Moves to Slash Penalties for Bribery - The Moscow Times

Putin Moves to Slash Penalties for Bribery - The Moscow Times | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
Scaling down another anti-corruption measure, the Kremlin has introduced a bill to decrease fines for small-scale graft — because nobody pays them anyway, a presidential envoy said.
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The Crime-Fraud Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege

The Crime-Fraud Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
The crime-fraud exception to attorney-client privilege: As an attorney, you may not anticipate it applying to your emails, your letters or your advice to you...
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Gifts, Meals and Then . . . FCPA Enforcement - Corruption, Crime & Compliance

Gifts, Meals and Then . . . FCPA Enforcement - Corruption, Crime & Compliance | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
Life can be very humbling. The SEC has definitely humbled me. For years now, I have been claiming that companies spend too much time worrying about gifts, meals and entertainment expenses under the FCPA,...
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Anti-graft drive will go on as China can't afford to lose corruption battle ... - South China Morning Post

Anti-graft drive will go on as China can't afford to lose corruption battle ... - South China Morning Post | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign is a “life-and-death battle” that the Communist Party “cannot afford to lose”, a PLA Daily staff commentary said on Wednesday, dismissing speculation that the campaign was on its last legs and...
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Does power lead to corruption?

Does power lead to corruption? | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
Scientific research shows that, whatever an individual’s personality type, power leads to antisocial decisions – and testosterone plays an important part too.
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Express 4 Law, Human Rights & Freedoms's curator insight, December 17, 12:48 PM

An article on leadership, power, decision making & corruption via @TheGuardian  

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Graft watchdog steps up SOE investigations - Chinadaily USA

Graft watchdog steps up SOE investigations - Chinadaily USA | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
China's graft authorities pledged to step up regular internal inspections on State-owned enterprises given that serious corruption issues remain.
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Corruption, 'ghost contractors' sink Baghdad after rains - Al-Monitor

Corruption, 'ghost contractors' sink Baghdad after rains - Al-Monitor | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
After the first rainfall of the season, Iraqis have blamed flooding on corruption that is delaying construction projects.

Via Jim Wesberry
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Bob McDonnell, Bribery, and "Official Acts" - Part II

Bob McDonnell, Bribery, and "Official Acts" - Part II | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
Whether Bob McDonnell performed “official acts” in exchange for the extravagant gifts he received from Jonnie Williams has been a central issue in his corruption case. A few weeks back I wrote abou...
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Whistleblower Ian Foxley takes beating, still looks himself in the eye - The FCPA Blog

Whistleblower Ian Foxley takes beating, still looks himself in the eye - The FCPA Blog | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
Ian Foxley, former program director for GPT Ian Foxley was six months into his new job overseeing ...
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Guilty on most counts in Advantage Asphalt bribery/fraud case

Guilty on most counts in Advantage Asphalt bribery/fraud case | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
Santa Fe paving contractor Joe Anthony Montoya and his Advantage Asphalt company were found guilty this afternoon on the majority of the bribery, fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud counts he was charged with.
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Scrooge and Corporate Settlement Agreements

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Although there seems to be a difference in the precise publication date between the online reference sites This Day in History and Wikipedia, today we celebrate the Charles Dickens’ work A Christma...
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Chanos Beats Wynn Resorts' FCPA Defamation Suit - Law360

Chanos Beats Wynn Resorts' FCPA Defamation Suit - Law360 | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
A California federal judge on Tuesday tossed casino mogul Steve Wynn’s defamation suit accusing short-seller James Chanos of saying at an invitation-only journalism conference that Wynn violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, ruling Chanos'...
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Avon Ends Bribery Probe Tied to China With Unit Guilty Plea - Bloomberg

Avon Ends Bribery Probe Tied to China With Unit Guilty Plea - Bloomberg | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
Avon Products Inc.’s Chinese subsidiary pleaded guilty to bribing local officials and falsifying records, ending a six-year probe with a $67.7 million criminal fine.
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Parker Drilling unit settles Scotland enforcement action for Kazakhstan bribes - The FCPA Blog

Parker Drilling unit settles Scotland enforcement action for Kazakhstan bribes - The FCPA Blog | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
An oil and gas services firm based in Scotland was fined £170,000 ($267,000) after admit...
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Will the government try to appeal the Second Circuit decision on insider trading?

Will the government try to appeal the Second Circuit decision on insider trading? | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
A panel of three appeals judges have overturned convictions of Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson.
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Complaints to Hong Kong graft buster ICAC drop for third year - South China Morning Post

Complaints to Hong Kong graft buster ICAC drop for third year - South China Morning Post | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
Complaints filed to the city’s graft buster have fallen for the third consecutive year, the agency revealed today....
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China Indicts Ex-Mayor of Nanjing on Graft Charges - ABC News

China Indicts Ex-Mayor of Nanjing on Graft Charges - ABC News | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
A former mayor of the major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing was indicted Wednesday on corruption charges amid a widening anti-graft crackdown Ji Jianye faces charges of using his Communist Party and government positions to take massive bribes in...
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The UK Bribery Act – what to expect in 2015 - Lexology

The UK Bribery Act – what to expect in 2015 - Lexology | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
We have reported previously that the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed its commitment to prosecuting bribery and corruption and that…
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China, Russia, India, and Mexico launder as much money as the next 141 ... - Washington Post (blog)

China, Russia, India, and Mexico launder as much money as the next 141 ... - Washington Post (blog) | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
Success often comes with a big asterisk.
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How China's Corrupt Are Making Macau Rich

How China's Corrupt Are Making Macau Rich | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
MACAU — President Xi Jinping's visit to Macao to mark the 15th anniversary of the former Portuguese colony returning to Chinese sovereignty won't be any kind of victory lap.
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Minister hints at Israeli links to Turkey's 'graft plot' - Hurriyet Daily News

Minister hints at Israeli links to Turkey's 'graft plot' - Hurriyet Daily News | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
The so-called “parallel state,” which the Turkish government accuses of organizing a plot in last year’s corruption probe, started illegally gathering information on the government after two major crises with Israel, Interior Minister Efkan Ala has...
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Tanzanian Attorney General resigns over graft

Tanzanian Attorney General resigns over graft | The FCPA News Wire | Scoop.it
Tanzania's Attorney General has resigned, becoming the first political casualty in an energy corruption scandal in the east African country that has led Western donors to delay aid.
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