Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., a nationally recognized stockholder rights law firm, is investigating potential claims against Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (“Clear Channel” or the “Company”) (NYSE: CCO) on behalf of Clear Channel stockholders. Our investigation concerns whether Clear Channel has violated the federal securities laws and/or engaged in other unlawful business practices.
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On September 28, 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a press release "announc[ing] that Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc. agreed to pay more than $26 million to resolve charges that it bribed Chinese government officials to obtain outdoor advertising contracts in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)." The press release stated that Clear Channel "violated the FCPA in connection with the actions of its agent, Clear Media Limited, which, at the relevant time, was a Clear Channel majority-owned subsidiary in China. Specifically, the order finds that, from at least 2012 through 2017, Clear Media bribed Chinese government officials to obtain contracts required to sell advertising services to public and private sector clients for display on public bus shelters and other outdoor displays. In addition, the order finds that Clear Media used sham intermediaries and false invoices to generate cash for off-book "customer development" consultants engaged to win advertising business from government and private customers. According to the order, Clear Media's improper payments were falsely characterized as legitimate entertainment, cleaning and maintenance, and "customer development" expenses in Clear Channel's consolidated books and records. The order further finds that, from at least 2012 through 2019, Clear Channel failed to ensure that sufficient internal accounting controls were in place at Clear Media."
On this news, Clear Channel's stock price fell $0.05 per share, or 3.07%, to close at $1.58 per share on September 29, 2023.
If you purchased or otherwise acquired Clear Channel shares and suffered a loss, are a long-term stockholder, have information, would like to learn more about these claims, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Brandon Walker or Marion Passmore by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone at (212) 355-4648, or by filling out this contact form. There is no cost or obligation to you.
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