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Reporter, Corruption Currents — Wall Street Journal

WSJ reporter; opinions are my own. Also tweeting at @WSJRisk. Stories here Shalom to all my fans; salute to all my haters.

Samuel Rubenfeld's Tumblr — As leisure activities go, you would imagine that lying naked on a wooden table while two topless Russian men hit your back with bunches of oak leaves would only appeal to a very specialist group of enthusiasts.-- BBC News - The Russian massage that's not for the faint-hearted

Commerzbank to settle US allegations

Commerzbank to Settle U.S. Allegations of Sanctions and Money-Laundering Violations — German lender Commerzbank AG will pay $1.71 billion to settle U.S. allegations of sanctions and money-laundering violations, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. The Fed said it would collect a $200 million penalty and issue a cease-and-desist order on Commerzbank, requiring it to implement a program to ensure global compliance with U.S.

Corruption Currents - WSJ — Conventional wisdom has it that companies oppose the new whistleblower program administered by the Securities and Exchange Commission primarily on the grounds that it will undermine internal compliance programs. But in a recent survey of board members, only 15% cited that as their main concern with the program.

Commerzbank Likely to Pay $1.4 Billion to Settle Allegations in U.S. — German lender Commerzbank AG is likely to pay about $1.4 billion to settle U.S. allegations of sanction and money-laundering violations, though no deal is yet complete, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday. The bank is under investigation by federal and state investigators for dealing with an Iranian state-sponsored shipping company, and continuing to do so after the company was blacklisted by the U.S.

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Akamai discloses internal probe, foreign corrupt practices review — Akamai Technologies Inc., a cloud computing services firm, said Monday it is conducting an internal probe into sales practices at one of its overseas markets, and the investigation includes a review of anti-bribery compliance.

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Samuel Rubenfeld's Tumblr — A horrible year for much of the world was, for me, a mainly stable one: My relationship is strong, I kept my job and I remained in the same apartment. One significant change in my life did happen this year, however: I took up running.

The FCPA in 2014: A Record Fine, But Little Legal Change — U.S. authorities scored a record-breaking fine as they enforced the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act this year, but lawyers said they didn't see much of the ballyhooed targeting of individuals in bribery cases. Amid the record U.S. fine, a legal challenge to a key definition in the FCPA failed, U.S.
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Mar 29, 2015

RT @ericuman: ! RT @the_intercept: TSA checklist 4 signs you might be a terrorist: -Yawning -Arriving late for flight - body odor

Mar 29, 2015

RT @DannyShawBBC: Only 2 journalist convictions under #Elveden stand; one was admission of guilt; in other case, the journalist is being invited to appeal

Mar 29, 2015

The checkout line is the length of the entire store (@ Trader Joe's in New York, NY)

Mar 29, 2015

RT @ddayen: Under CFPB's protection rule, a payday loan borrower could still owe $1,250 on an initial $500 loan…

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