Tagged: DOJ FCPA enforcement

Episode 84 — A Review of MTS Telesystems FCPA Enforcement Action

In another blockbuster FCPA prosecution, the Justice Department and the SEC announced an $850 million settlement with Mobile Telesystems (“MTS”), Russia’s largest mobile carrier. At the same time, the Justice Department announced criminal indictments against an MTS executive and the notorious corrupt Uzbek official, Gulnara Karimova, on criminal charges. In this episode, Michael Volkov discusses the MTS Telesystems FCPA enforcement action.

Fresenius Medical’s Bribery Conduct Precludes Declination (Part II of III)

Fresenius Medical came close to earning a declination under the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy.  Unfortunately, Fresenius’ effort fell short — but it came close.  Fresenius Medical operates more than 3700 dialysis clinics worldwide and has 37 production sites in various countries. Fresenius’ relationship with third-party agents and distributors created significant risks.  These relationships, in a number of high-risk countries, were used to funnel bribery payments. ...

Fresenius Pays $231 Million to Resolve Long-Standing FCPA Enforcement Action (Part I of III)

Fresenius Medical, the largest supplier of dialysis equipment and services agreed to pay $231 million to the Justice Department and the SEC to resolve FCPA violations in 17 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Fresenius entered a non-prosecution agreement (here) with the Justice Department, in which it agreed to pay an $87 million payment and a two-year corporate monitor.  Fresenius agreed to enhance...

2018 FCPA Year in Review: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

Happy New Year! Another year is in the books for FCPA enforcement and compliance.  The headline for this past year (like many other years) is/was – The more things change, the more they stay the same. FCPA enforcement is bipartisan and immune from political winds.  I may live to regret this assertion.  Whether DOJ is under Republican or Democrat control, FCPA enforcement will continue.  DOJ’s...

Four Current FCPA Enforcement Trends

There are two distinct themes in FCPA enforcement – the first is consistency, i.e., that some enforcement actions are relatively consistent across the board and, in the last five to ten years, the FCPA caseload has been fairly steady; the second is variability, meaning that new policies have an impact on FCPA enforcement.  Some minor and some major.  All of this may be another in...