Top 10 FCPA enforcement cases of 2019

We continue the tradition of data compilation on top 10 cases ranked by penalties amounts in 2019 according to the US Department of Justice and US Securities and Exchange Commission. You can read our previous notes under FCPA tag.

2019 has shown us stability in the total amount of fines for TOP 10 companies — like in 2018, the sum is $ 2.8 billion.
Despite this two of ten companies - MTS and Ericsson - has been hit the TOP 10 list of biggest FCPA fines ever.

2019 became lavish for individual charges. According to FCPA Blog,

  • 3 individuals settled civil FCPA charges brought by the SEC
  • 9 pleaded guilty to FCPA-related criminal charges
  • 6 were sentenced
  • 4 were convicted at trial
  • 14 were indicted for FCPA crimes
List of sources:
https://fcpablog.com/2020/01/02/2019-fcpa-enforcement-index/
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/ericsson-agrees-pay-over-1-billion-resolve-fcpa-case
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/mobile-telesystems-pjsc-and-its-uzbek-subsidiary-enter-resolutions-850-million-department
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/technipfmc-plc-and-us-based-subsidiary-agree-pay-over-296-million-global-penalties-resolve
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/walmart-inc-and-brazil-based-subsidiary-agree-pay-137-million-resolve-foreign-corrupt
https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/fresenius-medical-care-agrees-pay-231-million-resolve-foreign-corrupt-practices-act
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/samsung-heavy-industries-company-ltd-agrees-pay-75-million-global-penalties-resolve-foreign
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/hungary-subsidiary-microsoft-corporation-agrees-pay-87-million-criminal-penalties-resolve
https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2019-12
https://www.sec.gov/enforce/34-86740-s
https://www.sec.gov/enforce/34-86812-s
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