An indictment was unsealed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York charging a former account manager of a Swedish multinational telecommunications company with involvement in a bribery scheme in the Republic of Djibouti and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
A Sweden-based telecommunications company agreed to pay $965 million to settle charges of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations for alleged bribes of a government official in Uzbekistan. If the criminal plea with the DOJ is approved in U.S. federal court, the combined resolution will mark the largest FCPA settlement ever.
The SEC settled charges against a medical device manufacturer and its wholly owned subsidiary for engaging in "hundreds of sham transactions with distributors" in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Global medical device manufacturer Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. settled criminal and civil charges brought by the DOJ and SEC after the company was found to have violated a 2012 agreement settling previous Foreign Corrupt Practices Act allegations.
A Canadian gold mining corporation agreed to settle SEC charges that the company failed to maintain adequate internal controls sufficient to prevent and detect illegal payments by two subsidiaries.