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) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that British Virgin Islands-based international petroleum company PetroTiger Ltd's (PetroTiger) former co-chief executive officer (CEO) Knut Hammarskjold has pleaded guilty to conspiring to "pay bribes to foreign government officials and to defraud PetroTiger".
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 European Commission (EC) has released the first EU Anti-corruption report, which is accompanied by summaries of the national chapters and frequently asked questions (all dated 3 February 2014). The report provides an analysis of corruption within all 28 European Union (EU) member states, the anti-corruption measures in place and recommendations on how to improve anti-corruption efforts in each member state.
The government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) plans to introduce legislation allowing it to cancel, without compensation, three multimillion-dollar coal exploration licences (ELs) issued corruptly by former NSW government minister Ian Macdonald to listed firm NuCoal Resources Ltd (NuCoal) and private firm Cascade Coal Pty Ltd (Cascade).
The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that contractors RehabCare Group Inc, RehabCare Group East Inc and Rehab Systems of Missouri and management firm Health Systems Inc have agreed to settle DoJ allegations that they "engag[ed] in a kickback scheme related to the referral of nursing home business".
Metals producer and developer Alcoa Inc (Alcoa) has announced that it has resolved the so-called Alba matter under the United States (US) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the FCPA) with both the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) "regarding certain legacy alumina contracts with Aluminium Bahrain BSC (Alba)".
The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that Germany-based international engineering and services company Bilfinger SE (Bilfinger) has agreed to pay US$32 million to settle charges that it breached the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing Nigerian government officials to "obtain and retain contracts related to the Eastern Gas Gathering System (EGGS) project, which was valued at approximately [US]$387 million".
The United States (US) Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that oilfield services company Weatherford International (Weatherford) has been charged with breaching the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the FCPA) by "authorizing bribes and improper travel and entertainment for foreign officials in the Middle East and Africa to win business, including kickbacks in Iraq to obtain United Nations Oil-for-Food contracts" and that Weatherford will pay over US$250 million to settle the charges.
The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has made available a speech delivered by US Deputy Attorney General James Cole at a conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the FCPA) on 19 November 2013.
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