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The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that three Memphis employment agencies have agreed to settle allegations that they breached the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (further information).

UK Shipping Company Fined after Concealing Dumping

17 Jun 2015
Written by World Watch

The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that Glasgow-based shipping company Norbulk Shipping UK Ltd (Norbulk) has pleaded guilty to "failing to maintain an accurate oil record book", and "providing false statements to the [US coast guard] concerning the vessel's garbage record book". According to the DoJ, the company was sentenced to pay a US$750,000 fine and placed on three years of probation.

The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that government contractor IAP Worldwide Services Inc (IAP) has "entered into a non-prosecution agreement and agreed to pay a [US$7.1 million] penalty to resolve the government's investigation into whether the company conspired to bribe Kuwaiti officials in order to secure a government contract".

The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that PetroTiger Ltd (PetroTiger) former chief executive officer (CEO) Joseph Sigelman has pleaded guilty to "conspiring to pay bribes to a foreign government official in violation of the [Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) (further information)]".

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has made available Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA): Follow Up Research Project (June 2015), a research report into whether major websites in Canada have complied with the OPC's guidelines (updated June 2012) on privacy and online behavioural advertising.

The United States (US) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that board game funding project creator Erik Chevalier, also doing business as The Forking Path Co, has agreed to settle charges that he engaged in a deceptive crowd funding scheme.

Published in Consumer Protection

The United States (US) Department of Labor (DoL) has announced that the Bureau of International Labor Affairs will contribute US$10 million to fund the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Bridge Project (From Protocol to Practice: Building a Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labor).

The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that businessperson Wilbur Huff has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for committing various tax crimes, and fraud involving "the bribery of bank officials, the fraudulent purchase of an insurance company, and the defrauding of insurance regulators and an investment bank".

The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that the president of financial services firm Carr Miller Capital LLC (CMC), Everett Miller, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of securities fraud and one count of tax evasion.

Published in Financial Integrity

The United States (US) Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has made available its Assessment of Civil Money Penalty (3 June 2015), in which FinCEN determined that Hong Kong Entertainment (Overseas) Investments Ltd, trading as Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino (Tinian Dynasty), must pay a civil penalty of US$75 million for breaching the Banking Secrecy Act (the BSA) (further information).

Published in Anti-Money Laundering
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