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United Technologies Charged With Violating FCPA

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Connecticut-based United Technologies Corporation will pay $13.9 million to resolve charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by making illicit payments in its elevator and aircraft engine businesses…. Read More

SEC Charges Real Estate Broker Joohyun Bahn With FCPA Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced settled FCPA charges against New Jersey real estate broker Joohyun Bahn arising out of his attempt to bribe a foreign official while acting as a broker for Colliers International Group, Inc. According to… Read More

Sanofi Charged With FCPA Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Paris-based pharmaceutical company Sanofi has agreed to pay more than $25 million to resolve charges that its Kazakhstan and the Middle East subsidiaries made corrupt payments to win business. According to the… Read More

Legg Mason Charged With Violating the FCPA

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Legg Mason Inc. will pay over $34 million to resolve an SEC charge that the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in a scheme to bribe Libyan government officials.   According… Read More

SEC Charges Credit Suisse With FCPA Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced on July 5, 2018 that Credit Suisse Group AG will pay approximately $30 million to resolve SEC charges that it obtained investment banking business in the Asia-Pacific region by corruptly influencing foreign officials in… Read More

Magyar Telekom Executives Agree to Pay Penalties

On April 24, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that two former executives at Hungarian-based telecommunications company Magyar Telekom have agreed to pay financial penalties and accept officer-and-director bars to settle a previously-filed SEC case alleging they… Read More

General Cable Corporation Settles FCPA Charges – Posted by Brenda Hamilton

Posted by Brenda Hamilton One December 29, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Kentucky-based General Cable Corporation agreed to pay more than $75 million to resolve parallel SEC and U.S. Department of Justice investigations related to its violations… Read More

SEC Charges Hitachi, LTD. With Violation of FCPA

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 28, 2015 charged Tokyo-based conglomerate Hitachi, Ltd. with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) when it falsified documents regarding payments to South Africa’s ruling political party connected with contracts to… Read More

SEC Charges Vincente Garcia Under FCPA

On August 12, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that a former executive at a worldwide software manufacturer has agreed to settle charges that he violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by bribing Panamanian government officials… Read More

Avon Products Charged with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations

On December 17, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) charged Avon Products Inc. with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by failing to put controls in place to detect and prevent payments and gifts to… Read More