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Jenner & Block LLP | United Kingdom | 20 Sep 2010

The UK’s new Bribery Act

On April 8, 2010, British lawmakers passed a comprehensive Bribery Act 2010 (the Act).

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Jenner & Block LLP | USA | 20 Sep 2010

Richard Bistrong

On January 21, 2010, FCPA charges were filed against the informant who led the government to the 22 individuals indicted in the FCPA sting operation made public two days earlier, confirming that the individual in question, Richard Bistrong, had been cooperating in order to seek leniency in his own prosecution.

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Jenner & Block LLP | USA, Nigeria | 20 Sep 2010

Snamprogetti Netherlands, B.V.

Snamprogetti Netherlands, B.V. (Snamprogetti), a Dutch construction and engineering company, agreed to pay a $240 million criminal penalty to resolve FCPA charges for its role in a ten-year bribery scheme to secure contracts from Nigerian government officials worth over $6 billion.

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Jenner & Block LLP | USA | 20 Sep 2010

Daimler AG, Daimlerchrysler China Ltd., Daimlerchrysler Automotive Russia SAO, and Daimler Export and Trade Finance GMBH

Daimler AG, a German corporation, and three of its subsidiaries resolved FCPA charges that stemmed from a long-standing practice of paying bribes to foreign government officials in at least 22 countries, including China, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Nigeria, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

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Jenner & Block LLP | USA | 20 Sep 2010

Juan Diaz

Department of Justice Sentencing July 30, 2010 Juan Diaz was sentenced to 57 months in prison for conspiracy in a bribery scheme involving Florida-based telecommunications companies and Haiti's state-owned national telecommunications company.

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Jenner & Block LLP | USA, Nigeria | 20 Sep 2010

Jim Bob Brown and Jason Edward Steph

Brown and Steph, employees at Willbros Group, Inc., pleaded guilty for their role in a bribery scheme in which more than $6 million in bribes was giving to government officials in Nigeria to assist Willbros Group in obtaining and retaining a natural gas pipeline system contract worth $387 million.

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Jenner & Block LLP | USA, United Kingdom | 20 Sep 2010

Innospec Inc.

Innospec Inc., a Delaware corporation, pleaded guilty to defrauding the United Nations (UN), to violating the FCPA, and to violating the U.S. embargo against Cuba.

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Jenner & Block LLP | USA, Vietnam | 20 Sep 2010

Nexus Technologies, Nam Nguyen, Kim Nguyen, and An Nguyen

Nexus Technologies, Inc., (Nexus) a privately-owned export company, pleaded guilty in connection with conspiring to bribe officials of the Vietnamese government in exchange for lucrative contracts to supply equipment and technology to Vietnamese government agencies.

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Jenner & Block LLP | USA, Panama | 20 Sep 2010

John Warwick

Department of Justice Sentencing June 25, 2010 On June 25, 2010, John Warwick was sentenced to 37 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to pay bribes to former Panamanian officials to obtain maritime contracts from the Panamanian government.

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Jenner & Block LLP | United Kingdom | 20 Sep 2010

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office criticized for lenient sentencing recommendations and its authority to enter plea agreements is questioned

In two recent FCPA enforcement cases prosecuted by the SFO, the British courts in question perceived the SFO's sentencing recommendations as too lenient and even question the SFO's authority to enter settlements.

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