The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the Guide). The 120-page Guide provides a detailed analysis of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and closely examines the DOJ and SEC’s approach to FCPA enforcement.
COSO has released an interesting study that examines 347 alleged accounting fraud cases investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over a ten-year period ending December 31, 2007.
The study provides an in-depth analysis of the nature, extent and characteristics of accounting frauds occurring throughout the ten years, and provides helpful insights regarding new and ongoing issues needing to be addressed.
HM Treasury in the UK maintains an interesting webpage with links to "Annual Government Fraud Reports", "Anti-Fraud Guidance" and case studies of discovered fraud cases. In "Tackling Internal Fraud", a set of useful guidelines and model documents are provided. These include practical templates for an Anti-Fraud Policy and a Fraud Response Plan. The case-studies are particularly helpful in understanding fraud schemes, ranging from check and cash handling fraud to estates management fraud.