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SEC battles Yahoo! over the right to access private emails

SEC battles Yahoo! over the right to access private emails

June 23, 2017, GIR

Civil liberties groups in the US have voiced support for Yahoo!’s refusal to turn over its users’ emails to the Securities and Exchange Commission without a warrant, according to an amicus brief filed in a Maryland federal court.

IRS criminal chief joins Deutsche Bank

IRS criminal chief joins Deutsche Bank

June 22, 2017, GIR

Deutsche Bank has hired Richard Weber, the former head of the US Internal Revenue Service’s criminal investigation arm, to lead its anti-financial crime division in the Americas.

DOJ pursues ex-Autonomy director’s compelled testimony

DOJ pursues ex-Autonomy director’s compelled testimony

June 19, 2017, GIR

US prosecutors investigating former Autonomy director Shushovan Hussain for wire fraud have filed for a subpoena seeking evidence compelled by the UK Financial Reporting Council and obtained by Hewlett-Packard.

JBS hires new head of compliance following US$3.14 billion leniency agreement

JBS hires new head of compliance following US$3.14 billion leniency agreement

June 14, 2017, GIR

JBS has hired White & Case partner Daniel Fridman to help improve its compliance programme days after the company’s majority shareholder entered into a settlement in Brazil.

Former Panama president faces extradition from US

Former Panama president faces extradition from US

June 14, 2017, GIR

Ricardo Martinelli, who is wanted in Panama for using state funds to spy illegally on political opponents, appeared before a US federal court in Miami on 13 June.

Sessions ends third-party settlement funding

Sessions ends third-party settlement funding

June 13, 2017, GIR

US lawyers say that a decision by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions that ends including payment to non-governmental organisations in corporate settlements may make penalty agreements more difficult to negotiate.

Brazilian prosecutor-turned-lawyer under ethics investigation following J&F settlement

Brazilian prosecutor-turned-lawyer under ethics investigation following J&F settlement

June 09, 2017, GIR

The Rio de Janeiro branch of Brazil’s bar association is investigating a Trench Rossi Watanabe lawyer’s role in J&F Investimentos’ leniency agreement negotiations with Brazilian authorities.

Rachel Maddow hails addition of “intrepid” Weissmann to Russia investigation team

Rachel Maddow hails addition of “intrepid” Weissmann to Russia investigation team

June 07, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has used her nightly programme to laud Andrew Weissmann’s appointment to the special counsel investigation into ties between Russia and President Trump’s election campaign.

Who is Brian Benczkowski?

Who is Brian Benczkowski?

June 06, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate Kirkland & Ellis partner Brian Benczkowski to lead the DOJ’s criminal division. GIR Just Anti-Corruption talks to those who’ve worked with Benczkowski to find out how he may lead the division.

SFO claims privilege over Barclays Qatar interview transcripts

SFO claims privilege over Barclays Qatar interview transcripts

June 05, 2017, GIR

The SFO has claimed litigation privilege over its interviews with suspects to prevent third parties from accessing transcripts that form part of an investigation - a move lawyers say is unprecedented.