General Cable Corporation, a Kentucky-based wire and cable maker, is paying $6.5 million in penalties to settle accounting violations with the Securities and Exchange Commission, on top of over $75 million to resolve allegations by the SEC and the Justice Department that the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

General Cable’s overseas subsidiaries made improper payments to officials from foreign governments for 12 years to get business in Angola, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Indonesia and Thailand, according to the SEC. The Highland Heights, Ky.-based company’s weak internal controls also failed to detect improper inventory accounting at its Brazilian subsidiary, leading GCC to materially misstate its financial statements from 2008 until the second quarter of 2012.

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