10 June 2013 - This enforcement data has been collected from the Parties to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Decisions on Foreign Bribery Cases from 1999 to December 2012. The enforcement data includes the number of criminal, administrative and civil cases of foreign bribery that have resulted in a final disposition, such as a criminal conviction or acquittal, or similar findings under an administrative or civil procedure.
Highlights from the 2012 data
- 221 individuals and 90 entities have been sanctioned under criminal proceedings for foreign bribery in 13 States Parties between the time the convention entered into force in 1999 and the end of 2012.
- At least 83 of the sanctioned individuals were sentenced to prison for foreign bribery.
- At least 85 individuals and 120 entities have been sanctioned in criminal, administrative and civil cases for other offences related to foreign bribery, such as money-laundering or accounting in four States Parties.
- Approximately 320 investigations are ongoing in 24 States Parties to the Anti-Bribery Convention.
- Prosecutions are ongoing against 148 individuals and 18 entities in 15 Parties for offences under the Convention.
Published for the first time in 2010, the enforcement data is updated regularly by the Working Group on Bribery.
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Total number of individuals and legal persons sanctioned or acquitted related to foreign bribery,
* As prepared for Chapter 4 - International Bribery and Illicit Financial Flows in the publication titled "Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries" (OECD, 2014).