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August 27, 2018

Posted  August 27, 2018

Legg Mason Inc. has agreed to pay $34 million to settle a charge that it bribed Libyan government officials to secure investments from state-owned financial institutions. As a result of the bribes, which violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Legg Mason was allegedly awarded investments worth $1 billion, and earned revenues totaling $31.6 million. The SEC fine comes at the heels of a $33 million fine that Legg Mason had previously agreed to pay to DOJ in a similar settlement. SEC

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