Encouraging Corporations to Investigate Potential Misconduct on Their Own – A Comparative View of Israel and the U.S.

One of the most serious corruption cases ever investigated in Israel is “Case 3000,” also known as “The Submarines Scandal.” It concerned suspicions that senior Israeli officers and public servants received bribes for over a decade in order to “fix” tenders related to the purchase of submarines and corvette ships from the German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp. As is common practice, ThyssenKrupp sought to conduct an internal investigation into the suspicions, with the goal of cooperating with Israeli investigative authorities. To ThyssenKrupp’s surprise, its attempt at cooperation with the Israeli authorities received a cold shoulder. In an interview with the press, ThyssenKrupp’s … Read more