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The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that five companies and two individuals have paid a total of almost US$1.9 million to settle allegations that they "misrepresent[ed] their disadvantaged small business status in connection with military construction contracts".

Published in Government Contracting

Former Executive Indicted for Kickback Scheme

12 Feb 2014
Written by World Watch

The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that former corporate executive Asem Elgawhary has been indicted by a grand jury on fraud, money laundering and tax-related charges. DoJ criminal division Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman stated that Mr Elgawhary is alleged to have used his managerial position, within a joint venture by the corporation of which he was an executive and a state-owned electricity company, to award three power companies more than US$2 billion worth of contracts in return for US$5 million in kickbacks.

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that former Bank of America Corporation executive Phillip Murphy has pleaded guilty to "participat[ing] in a conspiracy and scheme to defraud [in] relat[ion] to bidding for contracts for the investment of municipal bond proceeds and other municipal finance contracts".

Published in Competition

Speeches from European Competition Forum 2014

12 Feb 2014
Written by World Watch

The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has made available Public and Private Antitrust Enforcement in the United States (11 February 2014), the remarks as prepared for delivery by DoJ antitrust division Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer to the European Competition Forum 2014 held in Brussels.

Published in Competition

The United States (US) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice (DoJ) have jointly announced that chemicals and materials company WR Grace & Co (Grace), under its Joint Plan of Reorganization (23 December 2010) that follows a 12-year-long bankruptcy, has paid the US government US$63 million to "resolve claims for environmental cleanups at approximately 39 sites in 21 [US] states".

The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has made available DoJ criminal division Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman's testimony (4 February 2014) before the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary (the Committee) for its hearing on Privacy in the Digital Age: Preventing Data Breaches and Combating Cybercrime.

The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that two former executives of HealthEssentials Solutions Inc (HealthEssentials) have agreed to pay a total of US$1.02 million to settle allegations relating to HealthEssentials' submission of false claims to the US government's national health insurance scheme Medicare.

Published in Government Contracting

Presented by:

Alice Martin - Former U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Dept of Justice and Leader of the HealthSouth Criminal Prosecutions

 

This educational webinar features former U.S. Attorney Alice Martin. >During her presentation, Ms. Martin will discuss OIG and DOJ enforcement priorities for 2014 including detailed information and analysis of their ongoing focus on healthcare fraud and recent enforcement cases. Ms. Martin was the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama from 2001-2009. During her tenure, she headed a nationally recognized Health Care Fraud Task Force and led the criminal HealthSouth investigation. Ms. Martin’s experience as a U. S. Attorney provides a unique perspective into the manner in which law enforcement and regulatory agencies build civil and criminal health care prosecutions and how your compliance program is evaluated in light of U. S. Sentencing Guideline mandates.

Published in Webinars

The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that Toyo Tire & Rubber Co Ltd (Toyo) has agreed to plead guilty and pay a US$120 million criminal fine for participating in two separate conspiracies to engage in price-fixing. According to the DoJ, the charges related to the sale of components installed in cars sold in various places including the US, in breach of the Sherman Act.

Published in Competition

€774 Million Fine for Libor Rigging

31 Oct 2013
Written by World Watch

Netherlands-based bank Rabobank Group (Rabobank) has announced that it has reached settlements with Dutch central bank De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the Dutch public prosecutor Openbaar Ministerie (OM), the Japan Financial Services Authority (FSA), the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the United States (US) Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the US Department of Justice (DoJ) that include financial penalties totaling €774 million.

Published in Financial Integrity
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