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What to watch for as DOJ whistleblower program sprint ends


The Department of Justice’s 90-day sprint to developing and implementing a pilot whistleblower rewards program ended Wednesday, and many questions remain about what the program will entail.


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Ericsson completes DOJ-imposed compliance monitorship


Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson announced the conclusion of the independent compliance monitorship imposed on the company following its 2019 settlement for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Experts express skepticism toward ‘challenging’ SFO strategy


The U.K. Serious Fraud Office last month published its five-year strategic plan outlining how it intends to improve information gathering and international cooperation, as well as its enforcement record.

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Revamped compliance processes key Albemarle win as Compliance Program of the Year


For successfully navigating thorny compliance issues related to self-disclosed violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Albemarle was named Compliance Program of the Year at the 2024 Excellence in Compliance Awards.



JBS CECO on overcoming ‘fear, anxiety, and chaos’ of taking job post-FCPA settlements


Mike Koenig explained at Compliance Week’s 2024 National Conference how he helped rebuild JBS Foods’ compliance department following Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlements with the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Highlights from Compliance Week 2024


Compliance officers took to the main stage to share their experiences at Compliance Week’s 2024 National Conference, while other highlights included conversations around artificial intelligence and the modern challenges the industry is confronting.

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What the DOJ’s whistleblower reward program needs to succeed


The Department of Justice is set to join a growing list of U.S. federal agencies to have a whistleblower reward program in place, but how impactful it will be at generating more white-collar investigations and prosecutions rides on its initial design, according to experts.

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Ex-Albemarle CCO shares drivers behind data analytics success at CW2024


Former Albemarle CCO Andrew McBride explained at Compliance Week’s 2024 National Conference how he led the company’s compliance department to remediate the issues that led to apparent FCPA violations and how the team used data analytics to assess risks and implement compliance solutions.



DOJ commodities trader FCPA sweep offers lessons in cooperation


The value the Department of Justice places on cooperation can be measured by studying penalties and agreements resulting from the agency’s long-running investigation into bribery and corruption by oil traders operating in Latin America and Africa.


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Ericsson: Monitor certified anti-corruption program post-FCPA settlement


Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson announced its independent monitor appointed by the Department of Justice certified its compliance program satisfies the requirements ordered by the U.S. agency following its 2019 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement.


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Trafigura pleads guilty, to pay $127M over FCPA violations in Brazil


Singapore-based commodity trading company Trafigura agreed to pay nearly $127 million as part of a resolution with the Department of Justice addressing violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in Brazil.


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Adani Group on defense over reports of FCPA probe


Indian conglomerate Adani Group said it is aware of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into bribery allegations against a “third party” but denied a relationship with it.

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Ex-Stericycle finance director charged for bribery scheme role


A former finance director at medical waste disposal company Stericycle faces Department of Justice charges for his alleged role in a bribery scheme that led the company to an $84 million settlement regarding violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.



DOJ eyeing more FCPA cases with whistleblower program


The Department of Justice anticipates its upcoming whistleblower reward program will help the agency increase its pipeline of cases involving apparent violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, said Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicole Argentieri.


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DOJ on sprint toward pilot whistleblower reward program


Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said the Department of Justice will look to fill gaps in its whistleblower procedures with the launch of a 90-day sprint toward a DOJ-led pilot whistleblower reward program.

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CW National 2024 preview: Former Albemarle CCO on FCPA case lessons


Andrew McBride, former chief risk and compliance officer at chemical company Albemarle Corp., joins the Compliance Week podcast with Aaron Nicodemus to preview his session at CW’s National Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Gunvor to pay $661M to settle FCPA violations in Ecuador


Swiss-based oil trader Gunvor will pay more than $661 million as part of a plea agreement with the Department of Justice to resolve violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving a long-running scheme to bribe officials in Ecuador to secure oil contracts.



Ten things I’m excited for at CW National 2024


A new month and a new venue but a lot of the same you love about Compliance Week’s National Conference. CW Editor in Chief Kyle Brasseur shares what he’s looking forward to most at the 2024 edition of the annual event.

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The path to DOJ cooperation credit: Analyzing recent FCPA cases


Recent enforcement actions offer guidance on what the Department of Justice considers to be an “imminent threat” of disclosure or government action, what it means by “prompt” disclosure, and how a company can earn credit for revealing all relevant facts.



LRN survey: Compliance programs shifting focus from bribery, corruption


Many ethics and compliance programs have refocused their efforts away from bribery and corruption and onto data security and privacy, complex government regulations, artificial intelligence security, and other contemporary challenges, a survey from LRN found.

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New SFO director vows quicker cases, stumps for whistleblower payouts


“Under my leadership, the SFO will be bolder, more pragmatic, more proactive,” said Nick Ephgrave in his first public speech as head of the U.K. Serious Fraud Office.


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Insurance broker Gallagher off hook in DOJ FCPA probe


Arthur J. Gallagher disclosed the Department of Justice ended an investigation into the insurance broker’s business in Ecuador for potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.


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Raytheon parent discloses indications of improper payments in Middle East


RTX Corp., parent company of aerospace and defense giant Raytheon, disclosed an internal investigation launched into potential improper payments in connection with contracts in the Middle East found indications of misconduct.


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Calavo Growers discloses potential FCPA issues


Multinational produce and agriculture company Calavo Growers disclosed in an annual filing an investigation into its Mexico operations found potential issues under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.



FCPA violations in China: Lessons learned from 2023 cases


Enforcement actions regarding alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at 3M, Albemarle, Clear Channel Outdoor, and Royal Philips each had China touchpoints. Experts assess third-party risk management lessons learned from each case.

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Lessons from Albemarle, ABB: How data-driven compliance can help your firm


Andrew McBride, chief risk officer of Albemarle Corp., and Tapan Debnath, head of integrity, regulatory affairs and data privacy at ABB, discussed how and why their respective organizations use data analytics to conduct business as part of a recent webcast.

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RDx Bioscience, CEO settle kickback case for $13M


New Jersey-based clinical laboratory RDx Bioscience and its chief executive officer agreed to pay more than $13 million to the Department of Justice to settle illegal kickback allegations.

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SDNY launches whistleblower pilot program


The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York took its efforts to encourage voluntary self-disclosure a step further with the launch of a whistleblower pilot program for individuals involved in nonviolent offenses.


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SAP to pay $220M in FCPA settlements


German-based software company SAP agreed to pay more than $220 million as part of resolutions with authorities in the United States and South Africa regarding alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.



Ten things I’d like to see happen in 2024


Election years in the United States, United Kingdom, and at European Parliament, along with ongoing geopolitical tensions, make 2024 difficult to predict—aside from the expectation compliance officers will be busy.

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Atlantic Home Health Care to pay $10M over energy program false claims


Atlantic Home Health Care LLC agreed to pay nearly $10 million as part of a settlement with the Department of Justice addressing the alleged submission of false claims to the Department of Labor’s Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program.

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U.S. rule package seeks to expand DOJ anti-corruption powers


A package of seven legislative proposals put forward by the Biden administration would enhance the capabilities of the Department of Justice to bring money laundering and racketeering charges related to corruption, according to a senior agency official.

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Freepoint Commodities to pay $99M in Brazil bribery FCPA case


Freepoint Commodities agreed to pay nearly $99 million to settle allegations by the Department of Justice that it paid bribes to Brazilian government officials in return for business from state-owned oil company Petrobras.

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Five compliance triumphs from 2023


A financial services giant’s compliance mea culpa that could serve to benefit the rest of the profession, a chemical company’s praised FCPA settlement, and an example of the value of whistleblowers highlight CW’s annual list of laudable ethics and compliance moments.


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Trafigura to reserve $127M for DOJ settlement over Brazil bribes


Singapore-based commodity trading company Trafigura said it will disclose a $127 million provision related to the resolution of a Department of Justice investigation into alleged improper payments made in Brazil by former employees.

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DOJ cooperation credit breakdowns: Albemarle, Tysers, H.W. Wood


Nicole Argentieri, acting head of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, breaks down where Albemarle, Tysers Insurance Brokers, and H.W. Wood went right—and wrong—on the cooperation credit and remediation fronts as part of their FCPA settlements with the agency.

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DOJ announces international anti-bribery initiative


The Department of Justice will increase its efforts to build relationships and foster collaboration with its global counterparts to thwart bribery and corruption under a new strategy.

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One company’s voluntary self-disclosure, two companies’ FCPA settlements


Nicole Argentieri, acting head of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, explained how the actions of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group Holdings coming forward helped bring about the agency’s recent FCPA enforcements against Tysers Insurance Brokers and H.W. Wood.

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British reinsurers Tysers, H.W. Wood settle with DOJ over Ecuador bribes


Two U.K.-based reinsurance brokers, Tysers Insurance Brokers and H.W. Wood, reached separate settlements with the U.S. Department of Justice addressing their participation in a wide-ranging scheme to pay bribes to Ecuadorian government officials.

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Lifecore Biomedical earns FCPA declination for voluntary self-disclosure


Pharmaceuticals company Lifecore Biomedical won’t face prosecution for apparent violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act after satisfying multiple factors of the Department of Justice’s recently updated voluntary self-disclosure policy.


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Nursing home chain, owner to pay $45.6M in kickbacks case


Prema Thekkek and the six skilled nursing homes she owned through her company, Paksn, agreed to pay $45.6 million in entering a consent judgment with the Department of Justice to resolve allegations employees paid kickbacks to doctors who brought patients to them.

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FCPA opinion tackles government-authorized payments


A new Foreign Corrupt Practices Act review by the Department of Justice offers an example of when stipends paid to foreign government personnel would not be considered a violation of the anti-bribery provisions of the law.

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DOJ official: People ‘drawing the right conclusions’ on national security focus


Christian Nauvel, deputy chief counsel for corporate enforcement in the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, said the agency’s focus on national security is “top of mind at the highest levels” and that enforcement numbers are set to increase.


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GE HealthCare discloses FCPA reviews into China activities


GE HealthCare said it is cooperating with reviews by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission into potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in China.

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DOJ removes ‘acting’ from FCPA Unit chief’s title


The Department of Justice is sticking with David Fuhr as permanent head of its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit.


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OECD group questions Brazil’s momentum on anti-bribery


Brazil has made strides in its anti-bribery enforcement efforts, but a working group at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is concerned the country doesn’t have the controls in place to sustain its progress.



Incentive policies suggest calm before storm at DOJ


All the carrots being offered by the Department of Justice in the past year—greater penalty reduction thresholds, relief related to compensation clawbacks, voluntary self-disclosure incentives—are part of a strategy to strengthen the enforcement stick when companies don’t cooperate.


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Cardiac Imaging, CEO to pay $85M in DOJ false claims case


Cardiac Imaging and its chief executive agreed to pay a total of more than $85 million to settle charges levied by the Department of Justice addressing alleged violations of the False Claims Act regarding unlawful kickbacks.

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DOJ floats declinations as incentive under M&A self-disclosure safe harbor


The Department of Justice’s push to incentivize companies to voluntarily self-disclose potential misconduct reached its next stage in the form of a safe harbor policy regarding mergers and acquisitions.

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CPE Webcast: Global compliance trends: Discussing anti-bribery and corruption survey findings

2023-10-03T14:00:00+01:00Provided by

This webcast will break down the key findings of an anti-bribery and corruption survey report and offer additional insights into what global compliance professionals had to say about their ongoing and emerging concerns.