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DOJ 'lucky' to secure conviction of South Korean official, judge says

DOJ 'lucky' to secure conviction of South Korean official, judge says

A federal judge’s remarks during the sentencing of a former South Korean seismologist reveals how narrowly corruption cases against individuals can be won or lost.

Walmart sets aside US$283 million for FCPA settlement

Walmart sets aside US$283 million for FCPA settlement

US retailer Walmart says foreign bribery settlement discussions have reached a point where it can estimate the probable payout to US authorities.

Dan Kahn: ‘We will continue to impose monitors’

Dan Kahn: ‘We will continue to impose monitors’

The Department of Justice’s FCPA unit chief says the current approach to selecting monitors works because it allows companies to “buy in” to the process.

Investigators warn of uptick in lawyers facilitating corruption

Investigators warn of uptick in lawyers facilitating corruption

Lawyers are increasingly becoming complicit in corruption schemes to hide dirty money, investigators say.

Businessman at centre of Russian uranium bribery deal is sentenced

A New Jersey businessman has been sentenced to over a year in prison for his participation in a Russian nuclear bribery scheme that has emerged as a political flashpoint.

Fox Sports bribed South American soccer officials, US cooperator says

A Fox Sports subsidiary paid bribes for the rights to broadcast several South American soccer tournaments, jurors heard in the ongoing trial of three former Fifa officials.

FCPA docket: US pressured to investigate banks tied to South African scandal

In today’s news round-up, TI calls on US authorities to investigate banks linked to a wealthy family at the centre of an alleged South African corruption scheme and Misonix lines up counsel in an FCPA-related lawsuit.

Miller & Chevalier bagged two FCPA monitorships in quick succession

GIR Just Anti-Corruption has identified the monitors appointed as part of FCPA settlements with SQM, Zimmer Biomet, Och-Ziff Capital Management and Veon.

FCPA-related personnel and policy changes

Ken Blanco leaving DOJ

Kenneth Blanco, the acting head of the criminal division, is leaving the US Department of Justice to become director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

Charles Cain made permanent FCPA chief at SEC

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has picked the new chief of its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit, the agency announced on 2 November.

Editor's picks

A rare ruling in Manafort case highlights privilege limitations

A rare ruling in Manafort case highlights privilege limitations

A federal judge’s rare privilege ruling in Paul Manafort’s money laundering case reinforces how attorney-client privilege is narrowly interpreted in criminal investigations, lawyers say.

Will AI solve the compliance industry's 'huge efficiency problem'?

Will AI solve the compliance industry's 'huge efficiency problem'?

Talk is rising of how artificial intelligence could revolutionise foreign bribery compliance. GIR Just Anti-Corruption investigates.

 

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