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Department of Justice closes FCPA probe into Ciena

Jaclyn Jaeger | January 7, 2019

Telecommunications company Ciena disclosed in its latest annual report that the Department of Justice advised the company that it has decided not to file any charges against it in connection with a previously disclosed investigation into potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 

As Compliance Week previously reported, Ciena first disclosed in an annual report last year that “during fiscal 2017, one of Ciena’s third-party vendors raised allegations about certain questionable payments to one or more individuals employed by a customer in a country in the ASEAN region.”

Neither last year’s annual report nor this year’s annual report expounds on the details. Member states of the ASEAN region are Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Laos, and Brunei.

In both annual reports, Ciena...

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