Further to the September 2011 edition of the Digest, the Court of Appeal has reduced Mr Munir Patel’s sentence.
The Secretary General of Taiwan’s Cabinet, Mr Lin Yi-shih, has resigned from his position following accusations of bribery.
Orthofix International N.V. became the third medical device company to settle with FCPA enforcement officials this year.
A Nigerian lawmaker, Mr Farouk Lawan, who led a bribery investigation into a fuel subsidy programme has reportedly been questioned by police over alleged bribes.
A Scotland Yard anti-corruption detective and three former metropolitan police officers have been arrested following allegations of bribery.
Canadian multinational Bombardier Transportation, is accused of paying a bribe to win a Gauteng Rapid-Rail System tender worth 26bn Rand in 2005.
The Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime has charged two members of the Yara management team, Head of Upstream, Mr Tor Holba and Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy, Mr Hallgeir Storvik.
BP’s global chartering manager, Mr Lars Dencker Nielsen, allegedly accepted cash payments in return for giving multi-million pound contracts to a shipping magnate.
Medical device company Biomet has agreed to pay more than $22 million to settle charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as parallel criminal charges by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
The former manager of China National Coal Group, Mr Zhang Baoshan, has received eight years' imprisonment for allegedly accepting more than 2.8 million yuan (HK$3.4 million) from three energy companies between 2007 and 2009.