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The Avon FCPA Settlement, Part I

It is finally done. The long awaited Avon Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement action is on the books. I would say what a long, strange trip it has been but that does not really seem to capture everything that went on in this case. 1,275 more words


Avon To Pay $135 Million After Unit Admits To Bribing Chinese Officials

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Manhattan-based Avon Products Inc., the world’s largest direct seller of cosmetics, will pay $135 million to settle criminal and civil charges after its China unit pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing officials there. 547 more words


Whistling in the Dark: The Potential Benefits of Withdrawing Anti-Retaliation Protection from Foreign Whistleblowers

When the US Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, it provided the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with two powerful tools to encourage whistleblowers to report violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other federal securities laws. 767 more words


The Nobel Prize and FCPA Enforcement Going Forward

One hundred and 13 years ago on this date, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. 1,495 more words


OECD Foreign Bribery Report Debunks a Number of Widely Held Beliefs on Bribery

by Scott Moritz
Managing Director – Leader, Protiviti’s Investigations and Fraud Risk Management Practice

Over the past week, since its December 2, 2014 release, anti-corruption nerds everywhere, myself included, have been poring over the recently released… 2,005 more words

Internal Audit

Total faces fresh corruption charges over Iran contracts

Oil major Total SA is to face charges of corruption in France in relations to contracts with Iran in the late 1990s and early 2000s, … 193 more words


The FCPA Guidance: Still Going Strong at Two

One of the great things about Sunday afternoon is that Mike Volkov posts his Monday blog, when I usually have time to read it when I get the email notification that it is up. 1,852 more words