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The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that Diagnostic Imaging Group (DIG) has agreed to pay US$15.5 million to settle allegations of false claims and kickbacks.

The United States (US) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that the following three companies have agreed to pay fines and modify a total four fishing vessels in order to comply with their seafood processing permits issued under the Clean Water Act:

The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that head representatives of competition regulators from the US, Canada and Mexico convened in Washington DC on 13 February 2014 to "discuss their mutual efforts to ensure continued effective antitrust enforcement cooperation in [their countries'] increasingly interconnected markets".

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Private Bank Handed Record Fine for AML Failures

12 Feb 2014
Written by World Watch

The United States (US) Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has announced that it has fined Brown Brothers Harriman & Co (BBH) a record sum of US$8 million for "substantial [anti-money laundering (AML)] failures", as well as fining former BBH global AML compliance officer Harold Crawford US$25,000 and suspending him for one month.

Published in Anti-Money Laundering

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.

United States (US)-based fast food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A Inc (Chick-fil-A) has announced a five-year-long plan to ensure that all chicken served in its restaurants across the US is sourced entirely from poultry raised without antibiotics.

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 announced separate settlements of False Claims Act allegations reached by the DoJ.

Published in Government Contracting

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.

LThe Senate of the US state of California has approved Senate Bill No. 383 - Credit cards: personal information (amended 28 January 2014) to protect consumers' personal information.

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