History Repeats Itself with New Corruption Charges in China

Attorney Thomas Fox cannot believe how history is repeating itself with new bribery and corruption charges in China’s healthcare industry. Fox breaks down what happened, identifies the different types of bribery schemes that occurred, and provides red flags organizations should be looking for to prevent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations in a multi-part blog series.  

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There's a New Anti-Corruption Sheriff in Town

Earlier this year, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced for the first time ever, the regulatory body is cracking down on foreign corruption that impacts U.S. commodity and derivatives markets. The regulator also recently issued an advisory to would-be corporate whistleblowers that they could be financially rewarded for their actions, signaling stepped up enforcement actions 

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US Supreme Court Ruling should Spur Anti-corruption Efforts

The U.S. Supreme Court recently held protections in the International Organizations Immunities Act of 1945 against civil lawsuits in U.S. courts were not absolute. Instead, immunity granted to international organizations, including Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), is no greater than that enjoyed by foreign governments under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA).  

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Misconduct #1 Reason CEOs are Ousted

A 2019 study by Strategy&, the strategy consulting arm of PwC, found for the first time ever, more CEOs were forced out of their organizations for ethical lapses than for poor financial performance or conflicts with their Board.  

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The Mistake of Looking to Auditors to Uncover Fraud

Many organizations look to auditors as their primary source of fraud detection. That’s a mistake according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). In 2018, an ACFE study found 53 percent of occupational fraud is identified by employees other than auditors. That’s compared  to just 15 percent detected by internal auditors and just 4 percent by external auditors.   

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