An investigation was announced for investors in shares of General Cable Corporation (NYSE:BGC) concerning potential breaches of fiduciary duties by certain directors of General Cable Corp.
Investors who are current long term investors in General Cable Corporation (NYSE:BGC) shares, have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at email@example.com or call +1(858) 779 – 1554.
The investigation by a law firm for investors in NYSE:BGC stocks follows a lawsuit filed against General Cable Corporation over alleged securities laws violations. The investigation on behalf of current long term investors in NYSE:BGC stocks, concerns whether certain General Cable Corporation officers and directors are liable in connection with the allegations made in that lawsuit. The plaintiff alleges that the Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) General Cable paid millions of dollars in bribes to government officials in foreign countries, including Angola, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Indonesia, India, and Thailand, in order to secure business; (ii) the foregoing conduct was in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1997 (the “FCPA”); (iii) General Cable’s revenues were therefore in part the product of illegal conduct, and, as such, subject to disgorgement and unlikely to be sustainable; (iv) the foregoing conduct, when it became known, would subject the Company to significant regulatory scrutiny and financial penalties; and (v) as a result of the foregoing, the Company’s statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On September 22, 2014, General Cable Corporation disclosed some of its staff had issued payments to officials of Angola government-owned public utilities, which some considered a violation of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (“FCPA”). On February 26, 2015, General Cable Corporation announced that in connection with a possible settlement of FCPA offenses, the Company expected to disgorge $24 million in profits from bribe-tainted sales in Angola.
On February 10, 2016, General Cable Corporation revealed that it may have incurred more than $33 million in profits through transactions potential in violation to the FCPA.
On December 29, 2016, General Cable Corporation revealed that the Company has agreed to pay $82.3 million to resolve the U.S. government’s investigation into inappropriate payments to government officials in Egypt, Angola, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia and Thailand.
The U.S. Department of Justice stated “[b]etween 2002 and 2013, General Cable subsidiaries paid approximately $13 million to third-party agents and distributors, a portion of which was used to make unlawful payments to obtain business, ultimately netting the company approximately $51 million in profits.”
Those who purchased shares of General Cable Corporation have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.
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