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IRS disgorgement memo increases cost of SEC settlements

IRS disgorgement memo increases cost of SEC settlements

December 08, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Companies will no longer be able to claim disgorgement imposed by the SEC as tax deductible following a US Supreme Court ruling, the IRS has said.

Ex-SEC whistleblower chief ‘stunned’ by Supreme Court comments

Ex-SEC whistleblower chief ‘stunned’ by Supreme Court comments

December 08, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Sean McKessy, the first chief of the SEC’s whistleblower office, says employees should run to the agency to report misconduct because of a probable Supreme Court ruling.

DOJ eyeing individuals linked to Odebrecht bribery scheme

DOJ eyeing individuals linked to Odebrecht bribery scheme

December 07, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

US prosecutors appear to have filed cases against two individuals who were identified by Brazilian authorities in plea testimonies as having helped Odebrecht executives launder money but who were never pursued.

Samer Korkor

December 07, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Samer Korkor is a one of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit’s newest additions. Before joining the unit, he was in the DOJ criminal division's front office.

FCPA Docket: Conservative group attacks Andrew Weissmann

FCPA Docket: Conservative group attacks Andrew Weissmann

December 06, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news, former fraud section chief Andrew Weissman takes some heat for praising Sally Yates’s decision to oppose President Trump’s travel ban.

Sessions highlights areas of improvement for international cooperation

Sessions highlights areas of improvement for international cooperation

December 05, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said countries must do more to expedite information-sharing and extradite citizens that have committed wrongdoing.

Manhattan real-estate broker accused of FCPA violations, court document shows

Manhattan real-estate broker accused of FCPA violations, court document shows

December 04, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A Manhattan real-estate broker has been accused of conspiring to bribe a foreign official to secure the sale of a Vietnamese skyscraper, court records show.

Cozen poaches two from Pepper Hamilton

Cozen poaches two from Pepper Hamilton

December 04, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Cozen O’Connor has added two Pepper Hamilton lawyers to its criminal defence and internal investigations practice in New York.

Foreign government official ties make Chinese defendant flight risk, court hears

Foreign government official ties make Chinese defendant flight risk, court hears

December 04, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A magistrate judge in Manhattan has denied a bail request by Patrick Ho, the head of a Chinese energy non-profit who is awaiting trial for foreign bribery.

Judge slams DOJ plea deal with Pharma company, sending case to trial

Judge slams DOJ plea deal with Pharma company, sending case to trial

December 01, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A Massachusetts federal judge rejected a settlement between a pharmaceutical company and the US Department of Justice, ordering the case to trial.