Welcome to the April 2015 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month in anticorruption developments, Canadian transportation giant faces scrutiny for alleged bribery in South Africa, Oregon-based technology company settles Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) charges after self-reporting to U.S. officials, the World Bank debars a French telecommunications company, two individuals are sued by their former employer for their roles in a bribery scheme that resulted in criminal charges for the company, Iceland draws criticism for failure to progress in its effort to fight bribery and a former Export-Import Bank official pleads guilty to bribery charges.
In export control and sanctions enforcement news, nine defendants are charged with engaging in illegal exports to Iran in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), five individuals and a company plead guilty to Arms Export Control Act (AECA) violations, a foreign national agrees to a 20-year denial of export privileges and a data processing services company settles with the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Finally, in developments in export control and sanctions law, the State Department announces a new requirement for permanent exports of unmanned aerial systems and reorganizes the structure of the Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing (DTCL).
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