Lessons in Cardiac Company Fraud Settlement


A medical device company based in Oregon has agreed to pay $12.95 million to settle charges that it ran a sham training program as a vehicle to pay kickbacks to doctors, in a case that offers compliance professionals plenty of lessons about internal controls and third-party risk. The company is Biotronik, a maker of defibrillators,…

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SEC Warns on Penny Stocks, Compliance Programs

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Broker-dealer firms have another warning from the SEC to do better with AML compliance and suspicious activity reporting, and particularly to do better with customers’ trading in penny stocks and acting on known red flags with that type of transaction. The message came from the SEC’s Division of Examinations, which published its latest risk alert…

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Massachusetts’ Covid-19 Attestation


The state of Massachusetts has unveiled its plans to resume business activity after 10 weeks of Covid-19 lockdown, complete with a step that compliance professionals may see more often: a compliance attestation poster that every business will need to display publicly and prominently.  The poster certifies that the business in question has taken four steps…

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