Merck Says DOJ Has Ended Its Multicountry FCPA Probe

Law360, Los Angeles (February 28, 2014, 9:30 PM ET) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has closed an investigation into Merck & Co. Inc. related to the company’s activities in other countries concerning possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Merck announced Thursday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Merck said it had previously disclosed that the pharmaceutical giant received letters from the DOJ and the SEC that sought information about its global operations and referenced the FCPA. Now, according to the company, the DOJ has closed its probe into Merck...
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