Yesterday, the SEC brought its 7th Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement action of 2014. Like the previous 6 enforcement actions (5 against companies and 1 against individuals), the enforcement action was resolved via the SEC’s administrative process.
Yesterday’s enforcement action against life-sciences company Bruker Corporation was primarily based on excessive travel and entertainment benefits provided to alleged Chinese “foreign officials.” The same core conduct was the basis of the SEC’s other most recent FCPA enforcement.
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