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Money from Chinese investor was a “loan,” ex-Guinean minister told FBI

Money from Chinese investor was a “loan,” ex-Guinean minister told FBI

April 28, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In an effort to clinch its case against Mahmoud Thiam, the US Department of Justice on 27 April played video excerpts from the former Guinean mining official’s post-arrest interview with two FBI special agents.

FCPA Docket: Cosan, Novartis and a UN bribery case update

FCPA Docket: Cosan, Novartis and a UN bribery case update

April 28, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, a New York judge rejects Chinese businessman Ng Lap Seng’s request to throw out his bribery case, Brazilian food company Cosan probes potential improper payments connected to a recent acquisition, and South Korea fines Novartis for corruption.

Defence moves to distance ex-Guinean minister from suspect Chinese investment deal

Defence moves to distance ex-Guinean minister from suspect Chinese investment deal

April 27, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Witness testimony in the trial of Mahmoud Thiam, a former Guinean mining official accused of laundering bribes, culminated on 26 April in diverging narratives of an allegedly corrupt deal struck by the West African country with Chinese investors.

Amnesty would end ‘continuing struggle’ over disclosure, ex-FCPA prosecutor says

Amnesty would end ‘continuing struggle’ over disclosure, ex-FCPA prosecutor says

April 26, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

King & Spalding partner Jason Jones is calling for an FCPA amnesty programme similar to the antitrust division’s leniency programme.

DOJ paints Guinean official’s deal with Chinese conglomerate as corrupt

DOJ paints Guinean official’s deal with Chinese conglomerate as corrupt

April 26, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The trial of Mahmoud Thiam, a former minister of mines who is accused of laundering bribes, trundled through its second day.

Telia negotiates down foreign bribery penalty

Telia negotiates down foreign bribery penalty

April 26, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Swedish telecoms business Telia Company has said it now expects to pay US$1 billion as part of a proposed foreign bribery settlement with US and Dutch authorities, and is hoping to wrap the case up by the autumn.

After reporting $475 payment to US authorities, internal investigation spreads

After reporting $475 payment to US authorities, internal investigation spreads

April 25, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The company that voluntarily disclosed to US authorities in late 2016 a suspect US$475 payment in Russia is now investigating its compliance with the FCPA in Ukraine and Poland.

Former Guinean mining official challenges DOJ to prove payments were bribes

Former Guinean mining official challenges DOJ to prove payments were bribes

April 25, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The trial of Mahmoud Thiam kicked off on 24 April, with the US Department of Justice vowing to show that the dual US-Guinean citizen used his government position to pocket US$8.5 million in bribes.

SEC drops FCPA investigation into mining company after one year tolling agreement

SEC drops FCPA investigation into mining company after one year tolling agreement

April 25, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has told a Colorado-based mining company that it does not intend to recommend an enforcement action.

Eggleston proud of scandal-free Obama White House as former counsel returns to Kirkland & Ellis

Eggleston proud of scandal-free Obama White House as former counsel returns to Kirkland & Ellis

April 25, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Following his move to Kirkland & Ellis, Neil Eggleston talks to GIR Just Anti-Corruption about what makes a good White House counsel.