Tagged: FCPA SEC

Flutter Entertainment Settles SEC FCPA Case for $4 Million for Improper Payments to Russian Consultants

Flutter Entertainment Settles SEC FCPA Case for $4 Million for Improper Payments to Russian Consultants

Flutter Entertainment, the previous owner of PokerStars, agreed to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission $4 million for improper payments to Russian-based consultants, stemming from conduct committed by The Stars Group, PokerStars previous owner.  Flutter purchased PokerStars in 2020. Flutter is an Ireland-based global gaming and sports betting company. Flutter was tagged with the FCPA violations committed by the Stars Group prior to Flutter’s acquisition. ...

SEC FCPA Settlement: J&F Investimentos Bribery Scheme (Part III of V)

The SEC settled with J&F Investimentos (“J&F”) for approximately $27 million.  Unlike the DOJ settlement, the SEC included JBS and Joseley and Wesley Batista in its enforcement action.  The factual predicate for the settlement involved a different focus from the Justice Department’s Statement of Facts.  J&F’s principal owners, Joesley and Wesley Batista, each agreed to pay a civil penalty of $550,000. The conduct involved Joesley...

Telefônica Brasil Pays $4.125 Million for Hospitality-Related FCPA Violations

As the old adage provides – better late than never.  (Same applies for my somewhat tardy posting on this case). Telefônica Brasil settled FCPA violations with the SEC for a pretty penny — $4.125 million in civil penalties in connection its hospitality program for the 2014 World Cup and 2013 Confederations Cup According to the settlement agreement, Telefônica Brasil failed to maintain adequate internal controls...