Avon Calling

Executives of the door-to-door cosmetics company Avon Products Inc. are under fire for alleged violations of foreign bribery laws in China.  Federal prosecutors examining the company are determining whether Avon executives ignored an internal company audit which concluded that Avon officials were illegally paying government officials in China in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in an effort to obtain a license to sell Avon products door-to-door in china.  Avon obtained the permit necessary to sell in China in 2006.  Evidence in the case has been presented to a grand jury.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/corruption-currents/2012/02/13/avon-bribery-case-presented-to-grand-jury/?KEYWORDS=Avon

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