From the Source: How to Cut Militias off From Gold and Minerals in Congo

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From the Source: How to Cut Militias off From Gold and Minerals in Congo

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 9:30am

Bloomberg: Alstom close to $700 million criminal FCPA settlement

FCPA Blog. Alstom SA is close to settling a criminal bribery investigation with the DOJ for $700 million, Tom Schoenverg of Bloomberg  reported Tuesday. 


How to cut militias off from gold and minerals in Congo

Los Angeles Times. Few parts of the world have been more ravaged by war and violence over the last two decades than the Democratic Republic of Congo. That's been made possible, in part, by the mines in the eastern part of the country that offer up tin, tungsten and tantalum — the 3Ts, as they're known — and gold.


Coke, GM boost revenue, benefit the environment by leasing chemicals

Environmental Leader. Major companies including Coca-Cola, Ecolab, Carlsberg, Henkel, Ikea and General Motors are leasing chemicals instead of buying them, boosting their profits and benefiting the environment.


UK doles out first conviction under Bribery Act

Inside Counsel. Bribery and corruption are matters of concern for countries around the world. In recent years, the United States has stepped up enforcement of its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, aimed at preventing U.S. companies from bribing foreign officials.

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Bruker to pay $2.4 million to resolve FCPA charges

The Wall Street Journal. A former paralegal for Sanofi claims she was fired in September in retaliation for revealing a huge scheme involving kickbacks to doctors that violated U.S. federal law. 





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