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Corruption digest
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Italy
  • 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
  • USA
  • 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
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


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

Investigations have been announced into News Corporation and its subsidiary, the News of the World, arising out of allegations that News of the World journalists bribed police officers


Parliamentary inquiry into BAE systems' dealings in Tanzania
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Tanzania, United Kingdom
  • July 27 2011

The British arms and aircraft firm BAE Systems has been heavily criticized by a UK parliamentary inquiry into a corruption case surrounding an air traffic radar control deal with Tanzania


Corruption digest
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Taiwan
  • July 27 2011

Lee Teng-hui, the former president of Taiwan, has reportedly been indicted on charges that he and a former economic adviser embezzled funds from one of the country’s intelligence agencies between 1994 and 1999


Corruption digest
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Brazil
  • July 27 2011

Alfred Nascimento, the Transportation Minister, resigned from office after reports alleging that the ministry accepted bribes in exchange for issuing contracts for infrastructure projects, it has been reported


Magyar Telekom
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Hungary
  • July 27 2011

The Hungarian telecommunications company announced late last month that its board approved an agreement in principle with respect to the conclusion of a negotiated settlement with the SEC regarding the SEC’s investigation into whether the company’s Montenegrin unit violated the FCPA in connection with the signing of consulting contracts in 2005


Corrpution digest
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Australia, Malaysia
  • July 27 2011

Australian and Malaysian authorities have charged six people and two companies with bribery related to currency-printing contracts won by Securency International


C-MAR directors face bribery trial
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 27 2011

C-MAR, the Aberdeen-based specialist marine services company, has been charged with corruption along with five of its directors