Compliance Communications Blog

 

Fighting A War On Two Fronts

3/11/19:  An especially ugly underbelly to the US presence in Afghanistan was exposed recently when the US DOJ reached a settlement of its civil forfeiture case against assets owned by a government contractor in that country. Approximately $25 million will be forfeited to the US as part of a global settlement resolving a criminal case and False Claims Act allegations...  

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US Sanctions and Compliance Risks

3/11/19:  A post by Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., highlights the possible compliance risks posed by sanctions. According to the post, the Office of Foreign Assets Control states, “… companies engaging in international transactions should consider and respond to sanctions-related warning signs …” There are many signs.... 

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Government Contracts and OCI

2/25/19:  Organizational conflict of interest (OCI) became a company challenged the adequacy of a Department of Education investigation into a competitor’s possible conflict of interest. OCI is a serious issue for government agencies in awarding contracts... 

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From Sustainability to Anti-Corruption

2/25/19:  “Multinational companies need to take a more active role in influencing supplier integrity via procurement processes enforced across their value chains,” writes Alison Taylor on the blog of BSR™, a global organization of more than 250 companies and other partners joined in the goal of achieving a more sustainable, just world. If BSR’s mission sounds un-achievable to some, Taylor’s post argues otherwise...  

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