DOJ’s “Top 10″ for Effective FCPA Compliance Programs

By | White Collar Briefly | January 30, 2015
DOJ’s “Top 10″ for Effective FCPA Compliance Programs

At the American Conference Institute’s 9th Annual Houston Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Boot Camp, January 27-28, 2015, Deputy Criminal Chief Jason Varnado, from the Major Fraud Section of the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Texas, offered the audience of compliance and audit professionals insight into what the Department of Justice (DOJ) expects to see in corporate FCPA compliance programs.  

FCC Imposes $18,000 Penalty for 4 TCPA Violations

FCC Imposes $18,000 Penalty for 4 TCPA Violations

On January 9, 2015, the FCC released a Forfeiture Order against AmericanWest Advertising, LLC (“AmericanWest”) for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (“TCPA”) prohibitions on unsolicited pre-recorded sales calls. In its Order, the Commission imposed a monetary penalty of $18,000 based on consumer complaints that AmericanWest delivered four unsolicited, pre-recorded advertising messages to consumers in March 2010 telling them that they had won vacation packages.

FCPA to Increasingly Target Individuals

FCPA to Increasingly Target Individuals

The head of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Criminal Division warned Friday that Foreign Criminal Practices Act (FCPA) prosecutions will increasingly target individuals wrongdoers, rather than corporations. Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, speaking at the American Conference Institute’s National Conference on the Foreign Criminal Practices Act, outlined a two-prong approach to attack foreign corruption.