InVision Technologies, Inc. / GE InVision, Inc.
InVision Technologies, Inc.
United States
Securities and Exchange Commission
China, Philippines, Thailand
Legal Person
Consent to Cease-and-Desist Order
Disgorgement of Profits, Prejudgment Interest, Civil Penalty
Art.16, Art.26
Art. 1, Art. 2, Art. 8
Bribery of foreign officials, Internal controls violations, Falsification of books and records
No admission or denial of allegations
According to the US Department of Justice Report to Congress, "Appendix C: Summaries of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Actions by the United States, January 1, 1998 - September 30, 2010," InVision Technologies, Inc. at 100-101, location and time period of misconduct: Thailand (2002-2004), China (2002-2004), Philippines (2001-2002); company became aware of a high probability that its agents or distributors in Thailand, China and the Philippines had paid or offered to pay money to foreign officials or political parties in connection with transactions or proposed transactions for the sale by InVision of its airport security screening machines. In 2005, SEC settled with GE InVision, InVision's corporate successor. David Pillor was InVision's senior vice president for sales and marketing. Resulting criminal enforcement actions: In Re InVision Technologies, Inc. (December 6, 2004); Civil enforcement actions: SEC v. David M. Pillor (N.D. Cal., August 15, 2006), SEC v. GE InVision, Inc. (N.D. Cal., February 14, 2005), In the Matter of GE InVision, Inc. (February 14, 2005)