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Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (2/27/2014) – California Hospital Owner Pleads Guilty To Workers’ Comp Kickbacks and His State Senator Charged With Bribery

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – February 27, 2014 Former Hospital Owner Pleads Guilty To Paying Kickbacks For Workers Comp Spinal Surgery Referrals (CA) – Michael Drobot, the former owner of Pacific Hospital, has pled guilty to paying illegal kickbacks in exchange for referrals of thousands...

Singapore Executive is Second to Plead Guilty in International Navy Corruption Scandal

Alex Wisidagama, a former executive with Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA), has pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to defraud the United States, admitting that he and others duped the U.S. Navy into overpaying by at least $20 million for supplies and services to American ships in Asian ports...

Marubeni FCPA Enforcement Action Specifics

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor A post last week mentioned the $88 million Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement action (the 12th largest of all-time in terms of settlement amount) against Marubeni (a Japanese company). In 2012, Marubeni resolved a $55 million FCPA...

HP, Three Subsidiaries Pay $108 Million to Settle FCPA Charges

The Russian, Polish and Mexican subsidiaries of Hewlett-Packard Company resolved criminal FCPA charges with the Department of Justice while the parent corporation settled with the SEC. ZAO Hewlett-Packard A.O., or HP Russia, agreed to plead guilty to a criminal information alleging conspiracy and violations...

Extortion to Get Insurance Commissions – Jail For Influencing Insurance Purchase

Public entities buy insurance to protect themselves against various liabilities and property damage. The politicians who run these entities know almost nothing about insurance and insurance pricing. As a result they are at the mercy of professional insurance agents and brokers who can profit greatly...

Common Sense in the Definition of ‘Instrumentality’ Under the FCPA

In what can only be called a judicial decision based on common sense the 11 th Circuit Court of Appeals, in an opinion released on May 16, upheld the convictions of Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and certain US anti-money laundering (AML...

Whither FIFA?

On this day in 1942, the Battle of Midway, one of the most decisive US victories against Japan during World War II, began. During the four-day sea-and-air battle, the outnumbered US Pacific Fleet succeeded in destroying four Japanese aircraft carriers while losing only one of its own, the Yorktown, to...

SEC Settles FCPA Action on the Eve of Trial

The SEC was about to try its first FCPA case. Then the Commission settled, agreeing to drop the bribery charges as well as its demand for monetary sanctions. That ended the case against two Nobel Corporation executives SEC v. Jackson, Civil Action No. 4:12-cv-00563 (S.D. Tx. Filed Feb. 24, 2012) . ...

Does Your Company Still Allow Facilitation Payments?

One of the more confusing areas of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is in that of facilitation payments. Facilitation payments are small bribes but make no mistake about it, they are bribes. For that reason many companies feel they are inconsistent with a company culture of doing business...