WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Dr. Aaron Westrick (Image courtesy of LinkedIn)An active-duty deputy sheriff for Charlevoix Country, Michigan with a Ph.D. from Wayne State University will collect nearly $6 million as part of a False Claims Act settlement, the Justice Department sai
Image courtesy of The Parkovy Convention and Exhibition Center As if to prove my point that open/public company ownership registers are only as good as the information declared and recorded, news broke last month that a UK office block was home to mo
Alexander Nix (Courtesy of Cambridge Analytica via Youtube)The top executive of a data firm was secretly filmed pitching bribery and honey pots to an undercover journalist posing as a Sri Lankan political operative during a dinner in London.
Image courtesy of Innogy Solutions Inc.The World Bank Monday announced the debarment of a consulting company and its president for using secret inside information to win a bid, and failing to disclose a conflict of interest on another bid.
When consulting services are related to the FCPA, AML, ATF or KYC compliance, the potential for litigation is amplified. And while many compliance consultants purchase professional liability (E&O) insurance, securing a properly structured pol
A former Siemens AG executive pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to pay tens of millions of dollars in bribes to Argentine government officials for a $1 billion contract to create national identity cards.
The first contested “failure to prevent” case, in which a company sought to rely on having adequate procedures in place, concluded with a small British refurbishment company being found guilty.
The Italian regulatory framework on whistleblower protection has been significantly amended with the adoption of a new law that aims to strengthen protection for whistleblowers in the public sector, and add new protections for those in the private se
There is some recent news from the front lines concerning the Agence Française Anti-Corruption’s and French prosecutor's actions against companies that violate the French Anti-Corruption Law, Sapin II, and the use of the Conventi
Anyone who has spent much time in China or dealt with investigations in China has probably heard of WeChat, a social media application. WeChat has over 900 million daily users, making it far and away the most ubiquitous social media platform in China
Dr. Tullio EmanueleA doctor who worked for a private cardiology practice in Pennsylvania was awarded $6 million from the settlement of his False Claims Act lawsuit that alleged a hospital paid illegal referral fees for patients.
It is no longer true to say that only regulated institutions of the financial sector in Brazil are obliged to adopt a compliance program. Now state authorities are adopting regulations requiring companies, foundations or foreign entities that execute
In one of the most high profile corruption stories around, reports in the Financial Times noted that BSGR has filed for receivership in Guernsey, on Tuesday granted the company’s request to be run by independent administrators, where the co
Like all EU states, Portugal is seeking to manage the thorny question of managing and recording Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) information, as part of its obligations under Chapter III of EU Directive 2015/849.
When choosing transactions to test as part of anti-bribery assessments, the usual suspects include expense accounts like consulting, marketing, promotions, commissions, or miscellaneous. Other expense accounts are selected based on the natur
The European Investment Bank recently published its updated Exclusion Policy. The Policy reflects the EIB’s ”zero tolerance” to fraud and corruption that's set out in the Bank’s Anti-Fraud Policy.
Those of you reading this are likely to be connected to the world of investigation. "Investigation" is a word that captures the many and various disciplines of a profession that prides itself on competence and ethical behavior.
Deloitte & Touche LLP agreed Wednesday to pay $149.5 million to settle potential False Claims Act liability for failing to stop a long-running fraud at a mortgage company that went bust during the financial crisis.
Exterran Corporation said in a securities filing Wednesday that an investigation into compliance with the FCPA has ended, with both the DOJ and SEC saying they don't intend to bring enforcement actions.
After two hours of driving through undeveloped Korean countryside, the image upon arriving at the Olympic skiing venues is quite startling: the surrounding ridges are dotted with technologically advanced, energy-generating windmills.
While Hong Kong has generally been regarded as one of the least corrupt places in the world, with a rather clean government and disciplined services, the facts revealed in a recent corruption trial against two police officers and a businessman raised