Voglewede & Associates
Engineering Profitability into your Business Culture
Ethical  Engineering
C O R R U P T I O N   C O N T R O L
Here are some of the challenging cases we have worked on:
Sales Managers setting up own
distributors,  using resources to
compete against the company.
Sales Force abuse of company cars
for personal use, other jobs,
cannibalization and syphoning fuel
Logistics colluding with customs
agents to sequester shipments and
share higher fees and bribes.
CFO speculating in stock, futures
markets with treasury funds and
back-to-back loans.
Personnel coercing recent hires to
spy on department heads and copy
information from other areas.
Management concealed safety
violations and altered accident
statistics reported to HQ and Labor.
Production concealed excessive in-
process inventory, waste and quality
Marketing and Sales colluded to
forge market share, penetration and
performance data.
Accounting colluded with collection
agency to prematurely classify and
commission overdue receivables.
Manager, Shareholders confiscate
employee retirement funds, delay
payrolls for personal financing.
Police Force graft, intimidation and
extortion of precinct merchants and
Shipping and Security colluded to
smuggle finished goods from plant
as recyclable waste material.
Stockholder conflicts of interest with
customers and creditors; ownership
vs. management of companies.
Directors engaged in destructive turf
wars, using internal and external
resources to undermine performance.
Supply Chain director lived in home
rented by major raw materials
supplier, also using company planes.
Purchasing Managers conditioning
sample orders to offshore deposit
of 10 % commission, up front.
Sales Agents bribed plant and pro-
gramming to alter production
schedules to favor their customers.
Managers running organized rings
to smuggle supplies from plants,
selling these back to Purchasing.
Fleet Managers and Truck drivers
stealing fuel, tires and spare parts to
supply a regional black market.
Stockholders disinvesting through
inflated international component
transfer prices.
Administration bribing utility
inspectors to reduce bills by
distorting readings.
Subsidiary Managers of computer
hardware producer involved in bid
rigging with government agencies.
Personnel Manager hired relatives
to gain virtual control of a group of
family companies.
Distributors, Agents demanding
commissions be deposited in
offshore accounts to avoid taxes.