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Short Seller Believes That Ormat Technologies Is Engaged In “Widespread And Systematic Acts Of International Corruption”


Foreign Corrupt Practices Act scrutiny can arise in a variety of ways. Although not common, occasionally (see here for a prior example) a short seller (generally speaking an investor hoping to profit if a company’s shares fall) alleges that a company is engaged in corruption.

Recently, Hindenburg Research issued this lengthy report suggesting that¬†Ormat Technologies (a Nevada-based geothermal power company with shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange that owns and operates power plants in Kenya, Guadalupe, Guatemala, Honduras and the United States)”has engaged in what we believe to be widespread and systematic acts of international corruption.”

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