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The American Trap My battle to expose America's secret economic war against the rest of the world

The American Trap My battle to expose America's secret economic war against the rest of the world

Author: Frederic Pierucci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

In 2014, France lost part of the control of its nuclear power plants to the United States. Frederic Pierucci, former senior executive of one of Alstom's subsidiaries, found himself at the heart of this state scandal. His story goes to the very heart of a $12 billion thriller that illustrates the secret economic war that the United States is waging in Europe. And after being silenced for a long time, he has decided, with the help of journalist Matthieu Aron, to reveal all. In April 2013, Frederic was arrested in New York by the FBI and prosecuted for a bribery case, despite not being involved at all. The US authorities locked him up for more than two years - including fourteen months in a very high security prison. In doing so, they forced Alstom to pay the biggest penalty ever imposed by the United States. In the end, Alstom also gave up areas of control to General Electric, its biggest American competitor. Frederic's story unpacks how the United States is diverting the law and morality and using corporate law as an economic weapon against its own allies. One after the other, some of the world's largest companies are being actively destabilised to the benefit of the US Treasury, in acts of sabotage that seem only to be the beginning of what's to come...

The American Trap My battle to expose America's secret economic war against the rest of the world

The American Trap My battle to expose America's secret economic war against the rest of the world

Author: Frederic Pierucci Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

In 2014, France lost part of the control of its nuclear power plants to the United States. Frederic Pierucci, former senior executive of one of Alstom's subsidiaries, found himself at the heart of this state scandal. His story goes to the very heart of a $12 billion thriller that illustrates the secret economic war that the United States is waging in Europe. And after being silenced for a long time, he has decided, with the help of journalist Matthieu Aron, to reveal all. In April 2013, Frederic was arrested in New York by the FBI and prosecuted for a bribery case, despite not being involved at all. The US authorities locked him up for more than two years - including fourteen months in a very high security prison. In doing so, they forced Alstom to pay the biggest penalty ever imposed by the United States. In the end, Alstom also gave up areas of control to General Electric, its biggest American competitor. Frederic's story unpacks how the United States is diverting the law and morality and using corporate law as an economic weapon against its own allies. One after the other, some of the world's largest companies are being actively destabilised to the benefit of the US Treasury, in acts of sabotage that seem only to be the beginning of what's to come...

Corporate Investigations, Corporate Justice and Public-Private Relations Towards a New Conceptualisation

Corporate Investigations, Corporate Justice and Public-Private Relations Towards a New Conceptualisation

Author: Clarissa A. Meerts Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2019

This book seeks to understand the investigation and settlement of employer/employee disputes within companies. It argues that there is effectively no democratic knowledge about, or control over, corporate security, due to companies' preference for private, out-of-court settlements when faced with norm violations raised by employees. This book fills the knowledge gap by providing an overview of the corporate security sector including legal frameworks and an analysis of the role and powers of private investigative services, inhouse security, forensic accountants and forensic legal investigators. It draws on close observation, case studies and interviews with practitioners in and around the industry. Corporate Investigations, Corporate Justice and Public-Private Relations also looks at public-private relationships in this sector to propose policy remedies applicable to all corporate security providers, regardless of the disparate professional backgrounds and skill-sets of their staff.

Payment Systems in Fraud and Money Laundering Investigations

Payment Systems in Fraud and Money Laundering Investigations

Author: Suzanne Lynch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2019

Sustainable Development as Environmental Harm Rights, Regulation, and Injustice in the Canadian Oil Sands

Sustainable Development as Environmental Harm Rights, Regulation, and Injustice in the Canadian Oil Sands

Author: James Heydon Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/03/2019

In this in-depth analysis of First Nations opposition to the oil sands industry, James Heydon offers detailed empirical insight into Canadian oil sands regulation. The environmental consequences of the oil sands industry have been thoroughly explored by scholars from a variety of disciplines. However, less well understood is how and why the provincial energy regulator has repeatedly sanctioned such a harmful pattern of production for almost two decades. This research monograph addresses that shortcoming. Drawing from interviews with government, industry, and First Nation personnel, along with an analysis of almost 20 years of policy, strategy, and regulatory approval documents, Sustainable Development as Environmental Harm offers detailed empirical insight into Canadian oil sands regulation. Providing a thorough account of the ways in which the regulatory process has prioritised economic interests over the land-based cultural interests of First Nations, it addresses a gap in the literature by explaining how environmental harm has been systematically produced over time by a regulatory process tasked with the pursuit of `sustainable development'. With an approach emphasizing the importance of understanding how and why the regulatory process has been able to circumvent various protections for the entire duration in which the contemporary oil sands industry has existed, this work complements existing literature and provides a platform from which future investigations into environmental harm may be conducted. It is essential reading for those with an interest in green criminology, environmental harm, indigenous rights, and regulatory controls relating to fossil fuel production.

Why They Do It Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal

Why They Do It Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal

Author: Eugene Soltes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2019

From the financial fraudsters of Enron, to the embezzlers at Tyco, to the insider traders at McKinsey, to the Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, the failings of corporate titans are regular fixtures in the news. In Why They Do It, Harvard Business School professor Eugene Soltes draws from extensive personal interaction and correspondence with nearly fifty former executives as well as the latest research in psychology, criminology, and economics to investigate how once-celebrated executives become white-collar criminals. White-collar criminals are not merely driven by excessive greed or hubris, nor do they usually carefully calculate costs and benefits before breaking the law. Instead, Soltes shows that most of the executives who committed crimes made decisions the way we all do-on the basis of their intuitions and gut feelings. The trouble is that these gut feelings are often poorly suited for the modern business world where leaders are increasingly distanced from the consequences of their decisions and the individuals they impact. The extraordinary costs of corporate misconduct are clear to its victims. Yet, never before have we been able to peer so deeply into the minds of the many prominent perpetrators of white-collar crime. With the increasing globalization of business threatening us with even more devastating corporate misconduct, the lessons Soltes draws in Why They Do It are needed more urgently than ever.

Negotiated Justice and Corporate Crime The Legitimacy of Civil Recovery Orders and Deferred Prosecution Agreements

Negotiated Justice and Corporate Crime The Legitimacy of Civil Recovery Orders and Deferred Prosecution Agreements

Author: Colin King, Nicholas (Cardiff University, UK) Lord Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2019

This book argues that there is a strong normative argument for using the criminal law as a primary response to corporate crime. In practice, however, corporate crimes are rarely dealt with through criminal sanctioning mechanisms. Rather, the preference - for both prosecutors and corporates - appears to be on negotiating out of the criminal process. Reflecting this emphasis on negotiation, this book examines the use of Civil Recovery Orders and Deferred Prosecution Agreements as responses to corporate crime, and discusses a variety of UK case studies. Drawing upon legal and criminological backgrounds, and with an emphasis on the conceptual frameworks of `negotiated justice' and `legitimacy', the authors examine the law, policy and practice of these enforcement responses. They offer an original, theoretically-informed analysis which is accessible to practitioners and researchers.

Fraud and Corruption A Convenience Perspective

Fraud and Corruption A Convenience Perspective

Author: Petter Gottschalk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2019

Fraud in the Enlarged European Union Audit, Regulation and Fighting Corruption in New and Accession Countries

Fraud in the Enlarged European Union Audit, Regulation and Fighting Corruption in New and Accession Countries

Author: Brendan J. Quirke, Alan Doig Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2018

Fraud is an issue which generates headlines and exercises politicians and public alike. There is a perception that the European Union and its budget arrangements constitute a fraudsters paradise which the EU has done very little about. In Fraud in the Enlarged European Union, Brendan Quirke and Alan Doig provide an analytical, evidenced and considered study of this controversial issue. The authors describe anti-fraud and anti-corruption developments in relation to EU funds, with specific reference to new members and accession countries, the audit and regulatory regime, and the role of various anti-fraud institutions. An EU of twenty seven countries is by any standards, an international organisation, so the book's themes will resonate with those beyond the EU concerned about fraud in other settings where member countries belong to organizations with funds and budgets. Highlighting difficulties faced by a variety of countries with varied investigatory approaches and responses, this book is of value to policymakers seeking to generate responses to the prevalence of fraud, as well as to professional fraud and anti-corruption investigators. Accountants and auditors interested in financial management and control will also find useful insights. The academic audience will include those engaged in studying EU policymaking. As well as fraud and corruption itself, issues such as fragmentation, lack of administrative capacity and lack of preparation for accession are common problems in all policy areas. Criminologists will be interested in issues such as the criminogenic nature of legislation, which presents variables for manipulation by the determined fraudster and by organised crime. Bridging the theory-practice gap, this book presents a unique study of the experiences of relatively new EU member states and candidate states in seeking to prepare themselves to be effective citizens in the fight against fraud. It provides lessons in how to avoid the possible pitfalls of acceding to member organizations like the EU as well as insights into counter-fraud policy and operational approaches that are of global interest.

Accounting Irregularities in Financial Statements A Definitive Guide for Litigators, Auditors and Fraud Investigators

Accounting Irregularities in Financial Statements A Definitive Guide for Litigators, Auditors and Fraud Investigators

Author: Benny K.B. Kwok Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Accounting irregularities are at the heart of those kinds of frauds that hit financial statements and include misstatement, misclassification as well as misrepresentation. In essence, they involve manipulation of accounting data, description or disclosure in order to distort the true financial picture of the organization in question. This book provides an in-depth practical reference, designed for litigators, investigators, auditors, accountants and other professionals who need to understand and combat accounting irregularities and to uphold the integrity of financial statements. Regulators will find this book an essential source of ideas and references when considering reforms. Educators and students will see this book as an alternative, inspiring way of understanding accounting and how to stay alert for accounting irregularities. The first two chapters introduce the basics of accounting irregularities in the context of the financial reporting environments, and generally accepted accounting principles in the UK and Hong Kong. Perpetrators often seek ways to creating financial illusions in four common directions - selling more, costing less, owning more and owing less as discussed in Chapters 3 to 6. The seventh chapter considers various ways that perpetrators manipulate the classification and disclosure of financial statements. Chapter 8 explores three scenarios of accounting irregularities - tax evasion, theft and commercial dispute. The concluding chapter sets out the deterrents to accounting irregularities in two dimensions. At the micro-level, deterrents are implemented within the authority of the organization in question, whilst the macro-level deterrents refer to the external environment beyond the controls of any individual organization.

The Law of Virtual Worlds and Internet Social Networks

The Law of Virtual Worlds and Internet Social Networks

Author: Andrew P. Sparrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Virtual worlds are the latest manifestation of the internet's inexorable appetite for development. Organisations of all kinds are enthusiastically pursuing the commercial opportunities offered by the growth of this phenomenon. But if you believe that there are no laws which govern internet social networks and virtual worlds this book will persuade you otherwise. There is law, and a good deal of it. Why would there not be? As with many other aspects of the world wide web, this new medium is unregulated and offers many opportunities for companies to damage their reputation, run into a whole host of problems relating to intellectual property, trade marks and copyrights, and compromise the rights of individuals participating within the virtual environment. By reading The Law of Virtual Worlds and Internet Social Networks you will gain a good understanding of the legal issues which govern this expanding and fascinating world - are you ready for the leap from internet plaything to meaningful social and business tool? The Law of Virtual Worlds and Internet Social Networks is an essential reference for advertising and media agencies; television broadcast producers; academic institutions including university law, knowledge and information departments. In fact, it has been written for anyone interested in virtual worlds and social networks whether commercially because you want to explore the possibilities such environments present, or for academic curiosity.