August 12, 2020

Explained: how the US uses anticorruption laws and sanctions to police the world

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By Finbarr Bermingham From South China Morning Post The cases of Patrick Ho and Sabrina Meng Wanzhou show the extraterritorial reach of US authorities The conviction of former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho in a New York court and the detention of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, in Canada have demonstrated the global reach […]

Should [US] lobbyists have to disclose sex with lawmakers?

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By Sue Reisinger, From Corporate Counsel At least one lawyer has spoken out against a proposed ethics bill in Missouri that would require lobbyists to disclose as a “gift” any sexual relations with state lawmakers or their staffers. Jessica Tillipman, an assistant dean and lecturer at the George Washington University Law School, calls the bill “invasive.” […]

French company fined US$772 million to resolve Bahamas and other bribery charges

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NEW HAVEN, USA (BERNAMA-NNN-CARIBBEAN NEWS)– Alstom SA, a French power and transportation company, was sentenced last November in US District Court in Connecticut to pay a US$772 million fine to resolve criminal charges related to a widespread corruption scheme involving at least $75 million in secret bribes paid to government officials in countries around the […]

Former CEO of BVI firm indicted for allegedly bribing government officials

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From Caribbean360 WASHINGTON D.C., United States, CMC – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says the former co-chief executive officer of PetroTiger Ltd – a British Virgin Islands (BVI) oil and gas company with operations in Colombia and offices in New Jersey – has been indicted for his role in a scheme to pay […]