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Ex-Guinean mining official disputes basis of DOJ sentencing memo

Ex-Guinean mining official disputes basis of DOJ sentencing memo

August 18, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Mahmoud Thiam, who was convicted of laundering bribes from Chinese investors, has called claims made by the government and a federal court's probation office in support of sentencing recommendations both "extraordinary" and "inaccurate".

DOJ closes FCPA investigation into offshore contractor

DOJ closes FCPA investigation into offshore contractor

August 17, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice has closed a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act probe into Vantage Drilling, the Houston-based offshore contractor has announced.

King & Spalding launches in Chicago with focus on investigations and white-collar defence

King & Spalding launches in Chicago with focus on investigations and white-collar defence

August 16, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Former US Attorney Zachary Fardon has joined King & Spalding in Chicago, where he will help to expand the firm's presence in the Midwest by launching a new office in the Windy City, the firm announced on 16 August.

FCPA Docket: DOJ seeks deposition of convict in Haiti Teleco bribery scheme for testimony against FCPA fugitives

FCPA Docket: DOJ seeks deposition of convict in Haiti Teleco bribery scheme for testimony against FCPA fugitives

August 16, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In the latest news, the US Department of Justice asks for a deposition of a key witness in the Haiti Teleco case, an investigation into bribery at a Sierra Leone mine implicates a presidential candidate for that country, and Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz is arrested.

FCPA a 'huge emphasis' for Latin American companies, Miami lawyer says

FCPA a 'huge emphasis' for Latin American companies, Miami lawyer says

August 15, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Emil Infante, a prominent corporate lawyer in Miami, joined Holland & Knight on 7 August. Infante spoke to GIR Just Anti-Corruption about his experience advising clients on the US's anti-foreign bribery law.

DOJ initiative pairs corporate healthcare fraud prosecutors with FCPA unit

DOJ initiative pairs corporate healthcare fraud prosecutors with FCPA unit

August 14, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice has formalised a working relationship between its foreign bribery unit and certain healthcare fraud prosecutors - but some lawyers question whether the initiative is in name only.

Sandra Moser's remarks at the ACI's 8th Global Forum on Anti-Corruption in High Risk Markets

Sandra Moser's remarks at the ACI's 8th Global Forum on Anti-Corruption in High Risk Markets

August 14, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Prepared remarks of Sandra Moser, acting chief of the DOJ criminal division's fraud section, at the American Conference Institute's 8th Global Forum on Anti-Corruption in High Risk Markets on July 25, 2017.

Sinovac widens foreign bribery probe after Chinese court judgments

Sinovac widens foreign bribery probe after Chinese court judgments

August 14, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Vaccine developer Sinovac Biotech has expanded an internal foreign bribery investigation after Chinese courts issued judgments against government officials that also referred to salespeople connected to the company.

Updated: FCPA Counsel Tracker

Updated: FCPA Counsel Tracker

August 11, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR Just Anti-Corruption has updated its database to include the law firms and lawyers who worked on the latest FCPA-related investigations, settlements and declinations.

FCPA Docket: Manafort hires Miller & Chevalier for Russia probe

FCPA Docket: Manafort hires Miller & Chevalier for Russia probe

August 11, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In today's news round-up, Paul Manafort, former campaign director for President Donald Trump, drops WilmerHale and picks up Miller & Chevalier as counsel in the ongoing probe into alleged Kremlin meddling in the 2016 US election. Meanwhile, SBM Offshore and Frank's International offer updates to ongoing foreign bribery probes.