France

France (UK: /ˈfrɑːns/; US: /ˈfræns/; French: [fʁɑ̃s] ), officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a sovereign country in Western Europe that includes overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of only three countries (with Morocco and Spain) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Due to its shape, it is often referred to in French as l’Hexagone ("The Hexagon").By area, France is the largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the third-largest in Europe as a whole.
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  • ING Bank Subject to Dutch, SEC Probe – Whistleblower Opportunity

    … for Bank Fraud and Corruption FIRREA (short for the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act) was passed in 1989. It was congress’ response to the savings and loan scandals of the 80’s. Today it has become the favorite tool of prosecutors for many different types of banking misconduct. The Justice Department likes the law because…

    Due Diligence- 19 readers -
  • Nuclear Reactors, Foreign Steel and Whistleblowers

    … funded projects use steel made in America. (State projects funded solely with toll monies are probably exempt.) Cheaper steel is available from China and Turkey but lawmakers want projects built with tax dollars to use high quality, American made components. Two years ago, we successfully brought a whistleblower case under the False Claims Act…

    Due Diligence- 13 readers -
  • French Whistleblowers Dissatisfied? File in the US! (Sapin II / FCPA)

    … France claims it waging war on corporate fraud. On November 16th, the country adopted the Law on Transparency, the Fight Against Corruption and Modernization of Economic Life (Sapin II). Some see the law more as a reaction to international pressure and less as a sign that France intends to crack down on corruption and bribery. In fact, despite…

    Due Diligence- 15 readers -
  • NJ Doc Pays $5.25 Million to Settle Qui Tam Complaint

    …. The following year he billed an additional 300 office visits while in France. Ultimately, Riachi’s staff cooperated with the government. Qui Tam Lawsuits and Medicare Fraud Most Medicare fraud cases are brought to light by insiders with personal knowledge of the fraud or misconduct. The False Claims Act allows these insiders to file a lawsuit in the name…

    Due Diligence- 38 readers -
  • King Cake History

    … of oven for 25 to 35 minutes until golden brown. Place cake on wire rack to cool. If desired, you can hide the plastic baby in the cake at this time. Colored sugars Green, purple, & yellow paste 12 tablespoons sugar Squeeze a dot of green paste in palm of hand. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar over the paste and rub together…

    Shreveport Personal Injury Attorney- 34 readers -
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  • King Cake History

    …King Cake History The history of the King Cake began in 12th century France where the cake would be baked on the eve of January 6th to celebrate the visit to the Christ Child by the three Kings. A1/2 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees) small token was hidden in the cake as a surprise for the finder. A traditional King Cake is traditionally…

    Alexandria Personal Injury Attorney- 36 readers -
    Earlier about the same topic:
  • King Cake History

    …King Cake History The history of the King Cake began in 12th century France where the cake would be baked on the eve of January 6th to celebrate the visit to the Christ Child by the three Kings. A1/2 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees) small token was hidden in the cake as a surprise for the finder. A traditional King Cake is traditionally…

    Houma Personal Injury Attorney- 36 readers -
  • Swiss Convict Tax Whistleblower in Absentia

    … government. Unlike typical hacker who sell stolen account information to fraudsters on the black market, Falciani’s buyer was the government. In recent years there has been a huge push to combat tax evasion using foreign bank accounts. The United States leads that push and regularly prosecutes U.S. taxpayers with unreported offshore accounts. Having…

    Due Diligence- 17 readers -
  • Assault and Battery | What is the Difference?

    … is a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Aggravated Assault | Aggravated Battery Aggravated assault and aggravated battery are enhanced criminal offenses due to the circumstances surrounding the offense. Aggravated assault is defined in Florida Statute 784.021. Aggravated battery is defined in Florida Statute 784.045…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 34 readers -
  • Changes to Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

    … allowing U.S. officials to make traveler risk assessments accordingly. Someone who fails to pass this risk assessment may be turned around and refused entry at the U.S. border, airport, or other port of entry, regardless of being from a VWP country. Again, I would recommend that you speak with a Miami immigration lawyer in regard to this. If you…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 19 readers -
  • Buy American Act II – Jett Industries Revisited

    … if a component is not made here or is exorbitantly priced. Jett obtained a steel bladder surge tank from France and then created a false “made in the U.S.A.” certification, which was later forwarded to the village. Because a Jett employee had to manually create a forge certification, there can be no argument that the use of an imported component…

    Due Diligence- 32 readers -
  • FATCA Leaves No Land Untouched

    …. The majority of them were agreed upon last year. The IGAs signed in 2014 include large markets like Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico. 2013 was also a significant year, as it saw the signature of the agreement with former fiscal paradises like Switzerland and Cayman Islands, and giants like Japan, France, and Germany. In short, the spread of FATCA has…

    Due Diligence- 41 readers -
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