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Advising companies on compliance under Trump felt ‘hypocritical’, Hui Chen says

Advising companies on compliance under Trump felt ‘hypocritical’, Hui Chen says

June 26, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In a blog post on 25 June, the DOJ’s first compliance counsel expert wrote publicly about her abrupt departure from the agency, where she was expected to work until September.

Richard Bistrong: I don’t want to scare people

Richard Bistrong: I don’t want to scare people

June 26, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Richard Bistrong, who in 2012 went to prison for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, talks to GIR Just Anti-Corruption about his new film, and the challenges he still faces as a felon.

Chinese distributor pushes back against Misonix motion to dismiss

Chinese distributor pushes back against Misonix motion to dismiss

June 26, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US medical device company has “no evidence” that its former China distributor violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Cicel Science & Technology Co has said.

Coming this week: The Three Percent Fund

Coming this week: The Three Percent Fund

June 26, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR Just Anti-Corruption analyzed more than 1200 pages of records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act to illuminate how an obscure alternative funding source for Justice Department corporate enforcement ballooned into a major budget supplement - and now, a political target. Our three-part series starts later this week.

Will the Supreme Court ruling affect FCPA pilot programme disgorgement?

Will the Supreme Court ruling affect FCPA pilot programme disgorgement?

June 23, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawyers talk to GIR Just Anti-Corruption about whether a recent Supreme Court ruling could curtail the DOJ’s ability to impose disgorgement under its foreign bribery leniency programme.

FCPA Docket: Venezuelan official tells US authorities to investigate possible foreign bribery

FCPA Docket: Venezuelan official tells US authorities to investigate possible foreign bribery

June 23, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In the latest news, a top Venezuelan asks US authorities to open an FCPA into two financial institutions, and an individual involved in the Haiti Teleco corruption cases switches his plea to guilty.

Manhattan judge orders redaction of contentious UN report before FCPA trial

Manhattan judge orders redaction of contentious UN report before FCPA trial

June 22, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Chinese businessman Ng Lap Seng must redact parts of a United Nations report, critical of the organisation’s anti-corruption efforts, before introducing it at his upcoming trial, a Manhattan judge has ordered.

DOJ and Hui Chen agree to end contract early

DOJ and Hui Chen agree to end contract early

June 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Hui Chen, the DOJ’s compliance consultant, will leave the criminal fraud section on Friday, a spokesperson for the department has confirmed.

Middleman in skyscraper bribery scheme pleads guilty

Middleman in skyscraper bribery scheme pleads guilty

June 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A self-described fashion blogger who allegedly “hoodwinked” two relatives of former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon into conspiring to bribe a Middle Eastern official has pleaded guilty to money laundering and wire fraud charges.

Leslie Caldwell: DOJ can increase the incentives for companies to self-report

Leslie Caldwell: DOJ can increase the incentives for companies to self-report

June 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The former criminal division chief, who will join Latham & Watkins’ San Francisco office in September, told GIR Just Anti-Corruption how the US Department of Justice’s new leadership could improve on the foreign bribery leniency programme she helped to design.