Action against Respondent business information company in connection with alleged FCPA violations arising out of conduct of Respondents foreign subsidiaries.  According to the SEC, Respondent’s subsidiaries made unlawful payments to obtain or retain business, and these payments were not accurately reflected in the subsidiaries’ books and records.  The SEC further alleges that Respondent failed to devise and maintain sufficient internal accounting controls to detect or prevent the improper payments.  Respondent has agreed to pay disgorgement of $6,077,820, prejudgment interest of $1,143,664, and a civil penalty of $2 million.

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