Reasonable Minds Can Disagree: SEC, Justice Part Ways on Rockwell Payments

Bribery expert Alexandra Wrage is surprised that the SEC decided to press ahead after Justice dropped the case. “It’s a little unusual for them to diverge” on a FCPA investigation, she says….

Wrage also questions the SEC’s decision to penalize Rockwell even though it self-reported the violations. “You just want to make sure that you’re sending the right message to companies that are trying to get it right,” she explains. “It’s tough to see a company get dinged for something that happened in 2003, especially when it was so modest….”

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