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Scrutiny alerts, wow that case is still going on, and for the reading stack.

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Scrutiny Alerts

ZTE

According to this report “ZTE, the Chinese telecom giant that pleaded guilty three years ago to violating U.S. sanctions against Iran and North Korea, is the subject of a new and separate bribery investigation by the Justice Department […] The new investigation … centers on possible bribes ZTE paid to foreign officials to gain advantages in its worldwide operations. […] [N]ews reports, documents and at least one lawsuit filed in recent years have accused ZTE of corruption in more than a dozen countries, including Algeria, Liberia, Kenya and Zimbabwe.” (See here for a 2018 post regarding ZTE).

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Friday Roundup

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Seeking whistleblowers, scrutiny alert, and across the pond. It’s all here in the Friday roundup.

Seeking Whistleblowers

As highlighted in this previous post, a few months ago the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued this enforcement advisory concerning companies and individuals “that timely and voluntarily disclose to the Division violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) involving foreign corrupt practices, where the voluntary disclosure is followed by full cooperation and appropriate remediation.”

Certain sources, including the FCPA Blog, falsely claimed that the CFTC is now investigating and prosecuting FCPA violations; however the CFTC advisory clearly concerns violations of the CEA. (See here for a recent FCPA Flash podcast on the topic).

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The FCPA Repeat Offender List May Substantially Grow

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Previous posts here and here have highlighted the numerous companies which have resolved not just one, but two, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions.

The FCPA repeat offender list may substantially grow as Reuters reports that “the U.S. FBI is investigating corporate giants Johnson & Johnson, Siemens AG, General Electric Co and Philips for allegedly paying kickbacks as part of a scheme involving medical equipment sales in Brazil.”

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Friday Roundup

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More on Major League Baseball’s FCPA scrutiny, Siemens, across the pond, ripple, and for the reading stack.

It’s all here in the Friday roundup.

MLB’s FCPA Scrutiny

This prior post highlighted Major League Baseball’s apparent FCPA scrutiny. According to this Sports Illustrated article:

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