The North America section of the Digest discusses recent resolutions regarding violations of the FCPA accounting provisions, including:
- Panasonic agrees to pay $280 million to resolve FCPA violations with the SEC and DOJ; and
- Dun & Bradstreet will pay the SEC $9.2 million to resolve books and records and internal accounting controls violations, with the DOJ declining to prosecute.
In the Europe section of the Digest you’ll find discussion regarding:
- U.K.’s Treasury Committee will probe the scale of money laundering in the country; and
- Spain’s third-largest bank, Caixabank, is being investigated for money laundering.
The Digest also looks at recent developments in Asia and the Middle East. These stories include:
- Pakistan’s foreign minister is disqualified from holding public office;
- The head of China’s top asset management company, Huarang Asset Management, is under investigation for corruption; and
- Former South Korean president, Park Geon-hye, receives a 24-year sentence for corruption.
Sections on Latin America and Africa discuss unfolding events, such as:
- Brazilian Senator Aecio Nueves must stand trial on corruption and obstruction of justice charges; and
- Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial moves forward.
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