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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.

US prosecutors dismiss as folly proposed FCPA instructions in UN bribery case

US prosecutors dismiss as folly proposed FCPA instructions in UN bribery case

June 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

US prosecutors have given short shrift to two jury instructions proposed by the legal team of a Chinese businessman facing trial next week over corruption charges.

Senior prosecutor leaves DOJ’s foreign bribery unit, ex-SEC official joins

Senior prosecutor leaves DOJ’s foreign bribery unit, ex-SEC official joins

June 20, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Laura Perkins, who was an assistant chief in the criminal division’s FCPA unit, has left the DOJ for private practice. Meanwhile, a senior lawyer with the SEC has joined the department’s foreign bribery team.

FCPA Docket: Former deputy White House counsel joins Latham & Watkins

FCPA Docket: Former deputy White House counsel joins Latham & Watkins

June 20, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, a deputy counsel to former President Barack Obama joins Latham & Watkins, Petrobras settles a corruption-related shareholder lawsuit and two US senators propose to outlaw shell companies.

Latest FCPA pilot programme declination includes disgorgement and forfeiture

Latest FCPA pilot programme declination includes disgorgement and forfeiture

June 19, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice has issued a declination to a German gas conglomerate after the company agreed to pay US$11.2 million in disgorgement and forfeiture to address foreign bribery violations in the Republic of Georgia.