NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In the latter half of 2013, Bio-Rad Laboratories accrued $35 million in costs associated with its initial efforts to resolve investigations into violations of federal anti-bribery laws, the company said in its Form 10-K this week. The company had previously said that in 2010 it disclosed to the US Department of Justice and the US Securities and Exchange Commission that conduct by certain of its overseas operations may have violated the anti-bribery provisions of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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