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FCPA Docket: SEC votes to approve settlement with ex-Magyar Telekom CEO

FCPA Docket: SEC votes to approve settlement with ex-Magyar Telekom CEO

22 March 2017

In the latest news, Preet Bharara quickly finds a new job, US authorities intend to charge a Malaysian financier over the 1MDB scandal, and the SEC approves a settlement with former Magyar Telekom executive Elek Straub.

Judge insists on May start for Magyar Telekom FCPA trial

Judge insists on May start for Magyar Telekom FCPA trial

16 March 2017

In pre-trial litigation with two former Magyar Telekom executives, the SEC has revealed how one executive, faced with an internal investigation by White & Case, downloaded software called “AbsoluteShield File Shredder”.

Second Magyar Telekom exec agrees settlement in principle with SEC

Second Magyar Telekom exec agrees settlement in principle with SEC

13 March 2017

Facing a civil trial scheduled for May, the former CEO of Magyar Telekom, Elek Straub, has agreed to settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges with the SEC, subject to confirmation from the commission.

Why a Manhattan court erred in Magyar Telekom jurisdiction ruling

Why a Manhattan court erred in Magyar Telekom jurisdiction ruling

03 March 2017

Miller & Chevalier lawyers Laura Ferguson and Amelia Hairston-Porter argue why a Manhattan federal court incorrectly ruled that the SEC has jurisdiction over former Magyar Telekom executives charged with foreign bribery.

Former telecoms executives move to block decade-old interview memoranda from FCPA trial

Former telecoms executives move to block decade-old interview memoranda from FCPA trial

24 February 2017

Two former Magyar Telekom executives facing trial over civil FCPA charges are fighting to block the SEC from using as evidence interview memoranda produced by White & Case lawyers over 10 years ago during an internal investigation.

SEC calls facts 'undisputed;' Magyar defendants disagree

18 November 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission is asking U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan in Manhattan to grant summary judgment on five contested issues in its long-running civil suit against Hungarian former telecom executives.

SEC and Magyar Telekom defendants battle over a new use of FCPA’s ‘instrumentality of interstate commerce’ clause

16 November 2015

The SEC has argued that Andras Balogh, Elek Straub, and Tamas Morvai were personally involved in the process of submitting periodic securities filings, and that their actions implicated the use of United States interstate commerce — one of the jurisdictional hooks of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Global Reach? Extraterritorial Application of US Criminal Law

15 October 2015

Extraterritorial reach of U.S. criminal law is a subject of interest when international investigations arise, especially with regard to bribery. Given the global interest in football (soccer), the recent FIFA indictment is perhaps the most high-profile use of extraterritorial prosecution in a bribery matter seen in some time.

SEC, Magyar Telekom defendants vie for summary judgment

08 October 2015

The SEC’s motion for partial summary judgment and the former executives’ motion for summary judgment outline competing arguments about the SEC’s standing to bring a case and on the statute of limitations on the accusations.

Macedonia's Former Prime Minister Hits Back at Magyar Telekom Bribery Allegations

09 September 2015

The former prime minister of Macedonia, Vlado Buckovski, has dismissed recently unsealed allegations from a former spy that he accepted a multi-million dollar bribe from Hungarian company Magyar Telekom to reduce competition in the telecoms market.

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