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.
The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that Iraq-based privately owned firm Iraqi Consultants and Constructions Bureau (ICCB) has paid US$2.7 million to settle bribery allegations.
The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiaries have agreed to pay more than US$2.2 billion in what is "one of the largest [healthcare] fraud settlements in US history, including criminal fines and forfeiture ... and civil settlements with the federal government and states".
The United States (US) Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that Michigan-based medical technology firm Stryker Corporation (Stryker) has agreed to pay more than US$13.2 million to settle charges that its subsidiaries bribed officials and healthcare professionals in five different countries to obtain or retain business.
The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have announced that Ohio-based automated teller machine (ATM) and bank security systems provider Diebold Inc (Diebold) has agreed to pay over US$48 million in settlement payments relating to allegations that it bribed officials and falsified documents in its business dealings with overseas banks.
The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that a jury has convicted former project manager Gordon McDonald for "his central role in conspiracies that spanned seven years and involved kickbacks...at two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund sites in New Jersey".
The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that Ernesto Lujan, Jose Hurtado and Tomas Bethancourt have pleaded guilty in Federal Court to conspiring to breach the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, to breach the Travel Act, and to commit money laundering.
The Kyunghyang Shinmun reports that Song Kwang-jo resigned as Republic of Korea National Tax Service (NTS) Seoul regional office head on 1 August 2013, following prosecutors' investigation of allegations that NTS senior officials received kickbacks to cover up an audit of Republic of Korea-based conglomerate CJ Group's taxation.
Chinese authorities, through their raid of Shanghai Linjiang International Travel Agency, have uncovered fake contracts and travel invoices which suggest that pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) bribed government officials, foundations, doctors and hospitals.
The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has announced that it has issued Ildong Pharmaceutical Co Ltd (Ildong) a correction order and a fine of KRW308 million (approximately US$267,000/€204,000) for paying hundreds of medical clinics kickbacks to the sum of between 15% and 50% of the value of their Ildong product orders.
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