Defendant Name: Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Defendant Type: Public Company
SIC Code: 7011
CUSIP: 51783410

Initial Case Details

Legal Case Name In the Matter of Las Vegas Sands Corp.
First Document Date 07-Apr-2016
Initial Filing Format Administrative Action
File Number 3-17204
Allegation Type Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Violations Alleged

Exchange Act
Sec 13(b)(2)(A)
Sec 13(b)(2)(B)
Rule 13b2-1 Exchange Act


First Resolution Date 07-Apr-2016
Headline Total Penalty and Disgorgement

See Related Documents

Related Documents:

2016-64 07-Apr-2016 Press Release--Administrative Proceeding
Las Vegas Sands Paying Penalty for FCPA Violations
On April 7, 2016, the SEC announced that "Las Vegas Sands Corp. has agreed to pay a $9 million penalty to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by failing to properly authorize or document millions of dollars in payments to a consultant facilitating business activities in China and Macao."
34-77555 07-Apr-2016 Administrative Proceeding
Order Instituting Cease-and-Desist Proceedings Pursuant to Section 21C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Making Findings, and Imposing a Cease-and-Desist Order
On April 7, 2016, the SEC instituted settled cease-and-desist proceedings against Las Vegas Sands Corp. According to the SEC: "This matter concerns the failure of LVSC to devise and maintain a reasonable system of internal accounting controls over its operations in the People's Republic of China ('PRC' or 'China') and the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China ('Macao') from 2006 through at least 2011. As a result, funds totaling more than $62 million were transferred to a consultant in China over a series of transactions under circumstances that frequently lacked supporting documentation or appropriate authorization. Moreover, most of the transfers occurred despite knowledge by senior LVSC management that they could not account for significant funds previously transferred to the consultant in an environment where significant bribery risks were present. This lack of controls impacted other transactions, such as gifts and entertainment for foreign officials, employee and vendor expense reimbursements, and customer comps. The company also kept inaccurate books and records." The SEC also stated that: "Respondent acknowledges the the Commission is not imposing a civil penalty in excess of $9,000,000 based upon its cooperation in a Commission investigation and related enforcement action."