A DOJ Initiative that Helps Corruption's Victims

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A DOJ initiative that helps corruption's victims  FCPA Blog. We reported on Monday that the DOJ had announced a $30 million settlement with a vice president of Equatorial Guinea under its Kleptocracy Initiative. I hope the world noticed the noble and sensible purposes to which DOJ is putting these funds. 
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Conflict minerals impacts the petroleum industry 
Yahoo Finance. The UK government recently announced the publication of draft legislation entitled “Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014."

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The Phone Co-op offers UK's first ethical smartphone
The Guardian. The Fairphone, the first smartphone to be marketed as being free of “conflict minerals”, has arrived in the UK this week, after the Phone Co-op inked an exclusive distribution deal for the new technology.
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Uzbekistan exports $1b textiles amid U.S. concern
The Guardian Nigeria. MAJOR cotton exporter Uzbekistan said on Monday that it had exported $1 billion worth of textile products this year, adding that international sales are expected to grow.
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Defense contractor DRS pays $13.7 million to settle overbilling allegations
Whistleblower. DRS Technical Services Inc. (DRS) has agreed to pay $13.7 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the government for work performed by DRS personnel who lacked the job qualifications required by the contract, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.
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Interview - Conflict Minerals Post Filing Insights: An interview with principal investigator, Chris Bayer
Nick Aster, Founder of Triple Pundit, interviews Chris Bayer, Principal Investigator of Tulane University's Conflict Minerals Issuer Survey. The discussion will include insights from a suppliers perspective.
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Report - Conflict Minerals 2013 Year In Review
This analysis documents first-hand the daunting task companies faced in the 2013 reporting year collecting data from suppliers. Topics addressed in the analysis include SEC filing trends, uncertainty and unknowns in reporting, percentage of 3TG suppliers reporting unknown sourcing, and percentage of 3TG suppliers without smelter reporting.
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