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General Cable Corporation Pays $75.8 Million to Resolve FCPA Investigations

January 3, 2017, Covington Alert

On December 29, 2016, General Cable Corporation (“GCC”), a global manufacturer of wire and cable products, agreed to pay approximately $75.8 million in connection with a non-prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and a cease and desist order with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to settle allegations that it violated the anti-bribery, books and records, and internal controls provisions of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). The settlement, which includes an admission of factual allegations but no criminal charges, requires GCC to pay a criminal penalty of $20.5 million to the DOJ and $55.3 million in disgorgement and pre-judgment interest to the SEC.

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