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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Enforcement and Prosecution Policy and Trends, Financial Institution Regulation

Innospec Ltd: Former executives charged with fraud and corruption offences

Following the news that a former Business Unit Director of Innospec Ltd, David Turner, appeared before Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, charged with conspiring to make corrupt payments to public officials in Indonesia and Iraq, the Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") announced yesterday that two further Innospec executives have now been charged with associated corruption offences.… Continue Reading
Fraud, Deception and False Claims, Securities and Commodities

CFTC Whistleblower Program Goes Into Effect

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Whistleblower Incentives and Protection program went quietly into effect on October 24th.  The CFTC rules (available here) have not drawn as much attention as the strikingly similar SEC whistleblower program.  The comparative scarcity of public commentary, however, does not fairly reflect the potential impact of the CFTC’s program… Continue Reading
Election and Political Law

A Question of Ethics: Rules May Tighten on Invites From Lobbyists

The Office of Government Ethics recently proposed significant changes to the rules prohibiting gifts to executive branch employees.  If the changes become law, the biggest impact could be felt by organizations that employ lobbyists.  For such organizations, the changes would eliminate the often-utilized “widely attended gathering” exception to the gift ban.  The latest Question of… Continue Reading
Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Enforcement and Prosecution Policy and Trends

Corruption Investigation Into EADS/GPT – Will The Government Block This One too?

So one might take the view that "here we are again" five years later more allegations of corruption; involving a Saudi Royal again; the only difference is it is a UK subsidiary of EADS/GPT, on this occasion, and not British Aerospace. Presumably the Cameron government is faced with the same sort of dilemma, with similar pressure from the Saudi government.… Continue Reading
Election and Political Law, Enforcement and Prosecution Policy and Trends

A Question of Ethics: John Edwards Case Tests Campaign Finance Law

Anyone involved in federal capaign finance should keep a close eye on the charges currently pending against John Edwards.  The case against Edwards has the potential to stretch the definition of campaign contribution further than ever before — and with criminal liability.  Read more in the latest A Question of Ethics. Click here to continue reading. … Continue Reading