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Corruption digest

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • Cuba
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  • June 24 2011

A Cuban court has convicted 15 government officials and businessmen of corruption and bribery involving the state-owned airline and tourism agency, receiving sentences ranging from three to ten years

Investigations

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 24 2011

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have questioned several former Avon employees as part of a probe into allegations that the company bribed foreign officials

Corruption digest

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • Germany
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  • June 24 2011

Linde AG, the German industrial gases company, has agreed to pay 35 million to the state of Bavaria

FIFA

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • Global
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  • June 24 2011

Jack Warner, the former vice president of FIFA (“The International Federation of Association Football” in English), who resigned on 20 June 2011, has refused to assist in an investigation into alleged corruption against him and Mohamed Bin Hammam, who is the president of the Asian Football Confederation

SFO investigates EADS for bribery

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 24 2011

The Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) is investigating allegations that the European defence group, European Aeronautic Defence & Space (“EADS”), gave Saudi Arabian officials luxury cars, jewellery and briefcases of cash in the process of securing a £2 billion communications contract

Layne Christensen Company

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 24 2011

Layne Christensen is another company facing an investigation by a law firm that represents shareholders in class actions against publicly traded companies

Corruption digest

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • Germany, USA
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  • June 24 2011

A former board member of Siemens AG, whose name has not been disclosed, has been charged with breach of trust for alleged bribery in relation to winning a contract in Argentina, according to the Munich State prosecutors office

Corruption digest

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • Italy
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  • July 27 2011

A Milan appeals court has ordered prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s holding company Fininvest to pay 560 million in damages to the rival media group Compagnie Industriali Riunite (“CIR”) in relation to a bribery case

News Corporation

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 27 2011

In the wake of allegations of police bribery by journalists at the News of the World, U.S. lawmakers have called for investigations into whether Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, which is incorporated in the United States, violated the FCPA by allegedly bribing law enforcement officials to gain access to private telephone information and records

Impact of the Bribery Act

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 27 2011

BHP Billiton Ltd., the world’s largest mining company, has reportedly banned the use of facilitation payments to bring it in line with the Act, which came into force on 1 July 2011