Corruption Roundup: FCPA Enforcement, Japan and Nigeria Bribery, Govt Investigations…

For your Monday morning reading pleasure, three quick links to corruption and compliance-related advisories recently published on JD Supra:

The Expansive Reach of the FCPA Extends to Japan Again: A Second Japanese Company Resolves FCPA Charges Related to a Nigerian Bribery Scandal

From Morrison & Foerster: “The Marubeni case stems from a scheme by a four-company, multinational joint venture to bribe Nigerian officials in exchange for contracts to build liquefied natural gas facilities on Bonny Island, Nigeria. The criminal information filed by the DOJ accuses Marubeni of being an agent through which bribes were paid. The members of the joint venture were Technip S.A.; Snamprogetti Netherlands, B.V.; Kellogg Brown & Root Inc. (“KBR”) (a Halliburton subsidiary); and JGC Corporation…” Read on»

Aggressive FCPA Enforcement Persists: Increased Activity, Along With Recent Legal Developments, Mandate that Companies Remain Vigilant

From Sheppard Mullin: “The government has also signaled that it can and will use aggressive law enforcement techniques to enforce the FCPA. On Jan. 19, 2010, the FBI conducted a now-infamous raid on a trade show in Las Vegas, arresting 21 individuals. The raid followed an undercover sting operation in which FBI agents posed as officials from an African country and solicited bribes from the defendants in exchange for lucrative defense contracts. This was the first time the government had used an undercover sting to enforce the FCPA…” Read on»

Top Ten Action Steps When the Government Shows Up at Your Door

By Michael Volkov and Justin Connor: “Every step in a government investigation should be seen as an opportunity for in-house counsel to learn about the investigation and the government’s case – who is the government focused on?  What conduct is under investigation?  What type of evidence is the government looking for during the search?  Who is the government interested in interviewing?  What does the government already know?” Read on»

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