U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Rede vonCheryl J. Scarboro, Chief of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit der SEC, im Januar 2010, die tief blicken lässt, was insoweit auf die “Global Companies” zukommt. Korruption und ihre Bekämpfung im Rahmen von Good Corporate Compliance wird zunehmend Chefsache. Die SEC im Verbund mit dem DOJ – Department of Justice arbeitet fest an der Umsetzung, sprich verstärkter Aktivität.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act was enacted, in large part, due to the groundbreaking investigative work of the SEC in the 1970′s. And the Commission continues to be at the vanguard in its enforcement of this law.

Increased globalization has created the potential for serious exposure to international corruption. Bribery in international business transactions inhibits economic development, diverts scarce resources and distorts competition. It also destroys incentives to compete on quality and price. Although many companies have made significant inroads in their compliance efforts, there is more work to be done.

The Commission has brought landmark cases in recent years involving Siemens and Halliburton and the former CEO of KBR. Civil sanctions are at an all-time high. This is an opportune time for the Commission to dedicate more resources to this vital part of the Enforcement program ...

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