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SNEPCO, Royal Dutch Shell, Transocean, and other oil service companies pay $156 Million to resolve allegations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations

Several companies in the oil field services industry have agreed to resolve allegations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, according to statements issued today by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The admissions resulted from an investigation of suspected foreign bribery in the industry.

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Johnson and Johnson (J&J) charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Print E-mail

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced, in an April 7, 2011 press release that it had charged Johnson and Johnson (J&J) with violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). It claimed the company bribed public doctors in many European countries and also paid kickbacks to Iraqi authorities to illegally obtain business.

 
SEC sanctions PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) India-based affiliates Print E-mail

An April 5, 2011 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) press release told of the Commission’s sanction of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) India-based affiliates. The affiliates’ deficient audits of Satyam Computer Services Limited resulted in Satyam’s major accounting fraud to go undetected for many years.

 
Tyson Foods Inc. charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Print E-mail

According to a February 10, 2011 Securities and Exchange Commission press release, Tyson Foods Inc. made illegal payments to Mexican government authorities responsible for certifying its Mexican subsidiary’s chicken products used in export sales. The payments resulted in the Commission’s charging Tyson with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

 
Innospec CEO charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Print E-mail

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reported in a January 24, 2011 press release that it had charged former Innospec, Inc. chief executive officer, Paul W. Jennings, for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for his involvement with paying bribes to government officials in Iraq and Indonesia. The bribes were to help the company get and keep business.

 
Panalpina settles charges of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Print E-mail

In a November 4, 2010 press release, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a major settlement with international freight forwarder Panalpina, Inc. as well as six other oil services industry companies.

 
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