Ericsson to Pay $1B in 2nd-Largest FCPA Case
“Through slush funds, bribes, gifts, and graft, Ericsson conducted telecom business with the guiding principle that ‘money talks.'"
Flurry of SEC Cases Disclosed
With its fiscal year-end looming, the SEC disclosed charges and settlements against seven different organizations in two days.
Regulators Double Down on Compliance Scrutiny
The government is strongly signaling that companies can no longer afford to have anything but effective, comprehensive compliance programs.
Walmart FCPA Case Cites Poor Internal Controls
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Walmart with dragging its feet on anti-corruption compliance for more than a decade.
Fresenius Medical Fined $231M in Bribery Probe
The German medical device company allegedly paid $31 million in bribes to doctors and public health officials in at least 17 countries.
Credit Suisse Settles Foreign Bribery Investigations
The SEC said ‘relationship hires’ allowed the bank to win millions in business in the Asia-Pacific region.
Israeli Co. Settles with SEC Over Bribery Allegations
The firm, Elbit Imaging, violated accounting-related provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Halliburton Hit for $29.2 Million in FCPA Case
The big oil-services company falsified books and records and violated internal accounting controls in Angola dealings, the SEC charges.
Corruption Is Costly — and Pervasive
An anticorruption survey from AlixPartners shows redoubled efforts at checking the rising tide of fraud and graft.
Two Execs Pay Penalties for FCPA Violations
The pair funneled millions of dollars to government officials in Macedonia and Montenegro to shut out telecom competition.
SEC Keeps up High Rate of Enforcement Activity
Excluding actions against delinquent filers, the SEC filed 299 cases in the first half of fiscal 2017 — virtually unchanged from the year-ago period.