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Corruption
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
In latest corruption index, record year for enforcement still not enough to turn global tide »
  By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org January 26, 2017 Even as some countries m...
Thursday, January 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Record year for U.S. corruption enforcement is driven by more international cooperation »
By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org January 5, 2017 Monetary penalties tied to anti-corruption...
Thursday, August 11, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
In their own words: Experts analyze trends tied to corporate transparency, corruption »
  By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org August 11, 2016 In this new ACFCS editorial initiative, “In th...
Thursday, April 14, 2016
FINANCIAL PRIVACY, ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING, TAX CRIMES, AND ANTI-CORRUPTION »
This article was originally published in the April 2016 issue of the International Enforcement Law Reporter,   www...
Thursday, January 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Authorities indict dozens in massive prison corruption, laundering scheme »
In this week’s Financial Crime Wave, authorities indict dozens in massive prison corruption, laundering scheme linked to i...
Thursday, January 28, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Massive Petrobras scandal drops Brazil in international corruption rankings »
A sprawling, multi-billion dollar graft scandal in Brazil cemented it as one worst performers in a just-released annual gl...
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Massive Petrobras scandal drops Brazil in international corruption rankings »
A sprawling, multi-billion dollar graft scandal in Brazil cemented it as one worst performers in a just-released annual gl...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
FinCEN expands GTO powers to real estate sectors in Manhattan, Miami to capture secretive beneficial »
The US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is expanding its use of a powerful tool to snare more information on...
Thursday, September 24, 2015
International efforts at crimping corruption, snaring actors, assets and crooked corporates »
With recent moves by international investigators to more aggressively go after corruption using techniques typically reser...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
A guide on corruption in Latin America’s seven largest economies »
It seems that every day, there is a new protest on the streets of Latin America, from Mexico City to Buenos Aires. Citizen...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Expert Q and A: FCPA Professor Mike Koehler discusses the efficacy of FCPA enforcement »
The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists interviewed Mike Koehler, a leading expert on the US Foreign Corr...
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
In high-stakes world of FCPA internal investigations, information governance rises in importance »
The US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice have continued their escalation of enforcement of...
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Kenya anti-graft watchdog reveals corrupt public officials, and more »
In this week’s Financial Crime Wave, Kenya’s anti-corruption watchdog published a revealing report on the corrupt activiti...
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Plague of corruption and fraud in Brazil’s health sector is a life-or-death issue »
It’s widely known that the taint of corruption can effectively kill the economy of a given jurisdiction or particular sect...
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Despite reams of regulations, widespread corruption still mars Mexican growth efforts »
Mexico’s financial and political landscape is a stark dichotomy. The nation has risen to become an economic powerhouse and...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Foreign bribery probes like Petrobras scandal spur rise in securities class action lawsuits »
Over the past eight months, Brazil’s state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro, SA (Petrobras) has become the center point...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Forceful anti-corruption enforcement finally making bribery more bane than boon for companies »
Eradicating corruption may seem like an unfathomably difficult task at times, requiring business, government, and consumer...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Increased transparency in international development financing could help squash corruption & poverty »
One trillion dollars - that’s the amount lost each year from developing countries due to gaps in the international financi...
Friday, August 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
From warfighter to crimefighter – the US 1033 program and the risk of corruption and misuse of funds »
Relative calm has returned to Ferguson, Missouri after weeks of protests and rioting following the death of Michael Brown,...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
US seizure of $480 million from former Nigerian dictator raises key question »
(This ACFCS.org story is adapted from an article in the November 2014   International Enforcement Law Reporte...
Friday, July 18, 2014
US presses criminals to turn in their bankers, Citigroup reaches $7 billion mortgage settlement »
This week’s crime wave covers US prosecutors’ efforts to convince criminal suspects to turn over information on the financ...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
‘NGOs’ emerge as force in global anti-corruption with new enforcement tactics »
As the reinvigorated global crackdown on corruption spreads, governments are intensifying their efforts to combat it in al...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Global hunt for Ukraine corruption funds spotlights need for effective asset recovery »
Asset recovery operations don’t often make for front-page news, but as enforcement agencies in multiple countries hunt for...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
In fallout from $106 million corruption scheme, Siemens managers face ‘copycat’ charges in Argentina »
In a case that vividly demonstrates the widening risks companies face from anti-corruption enforcement, a judge in Argenti...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
US Justice Department ‘Integrity’ accord with J&J portends big shift in many compliance departments »
A little-noticed portion of the “Corporate Integrity Agreement” the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of I...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
With major new anti-corruption law, Brazil takes aim at global companies and local businesses alike »
In recent years, Brazil’s economic boom has transformed the nation into an emerging world power, and attracted a rush of m...
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Unlike US FCPA, the UK bribery laws apply to domestic corruption, as Murdoch empire can attest »
It’s a case with all the hallmarks of a classic tabloid scandal. It features corrupt government officials, big bribes for...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
FBI confirms its FCPA Unit is alive and well after incorrect report of its demise »
(This article is reprinted with the permission of Main Justice and its “Just Anti-Corruption” subscriber service. It as pa...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
ATM maker Diebold dispensed cash and posh travel to foreign officials, pays DOJ and SEC penalties »
For years, Diebold’s automatic teller machines (ATMs) have dispensed cash to millions of customers in 90 countries. Now it...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Corrupt officials won’t steal twice, US prosecutor says in launching new forfeiture attack on pensio »
State officials convicted of federal corruption charges in Manhattan, the Southern District of New York, will lose their s...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Historic avoidance of FCPA cases aside, financial institutions now face close US scrutiny »
When it comes to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, most financial institutions have sat on the sidelines in recent yea...
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
As RCMP quickens activity amid favorable court rulings, Canada bolsters foreign corruption law »
In recent years, the conviction of a major Canadian company on foreign bribery charges coupled with a record penalty would...
Friday, August 9, 2013
Cyberrisk in banking – key industry threats and responses ahead »
The rise of the “information society” has provided a wealth of opportunities for organizations to enhance services to cust...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Avoiding FCPA prosecution: The valuable lessons the Ralph Lauren case teaches »
Despite admitting that it made illicit payments to Argentinian customs officials over four years, the Ralph Lauren Corpora...
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
In an era of intensified corruption enforcement, three steps to a better FCPA compliance program »
As governments worldwide have stepped up enforcement actions against corruption, compliance with the US Foreign Corrupt Pr...

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