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Chilean airline pays US$22.2 million to settle FCPA accounting violations

Chilean airline pays US$22.2 million to settle FCPA accounting violations

LATAM, a commercial airline based in Chile, has agreed to pay a combined US$22.2 million to the US government to resolve allegations it bribed Argentine union officials to obtain favourable labour contracts.

FCPA Docket: Indian officials file Mondelez MLAT request

FCPA Docket: Indian officials file Mondelez MLAT request

25 July 2016: In today’s news, Mexico amends its new anti-corruption law, and a report says Indian authorities seek information from the US about snack food conglomerate Mondelez.

Eighth Circuit upholds dismissal of Wal-Mart FCPA derivative case

Eighth Circuit upholds dismissal of Wal-Mart FCPA derivative case

The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has upheld the dismissal of a consolidated shareholder derivative action against Wal-Mart following a 2012...

Judge’s DPA intervention usurped DOJ powers, HSBC says

Judge’s DPA intervention usurped DOJ powers, HSBC says

HSBC has slammed a former Brooklyn judge’s “egregious” decision to release a sensitive monitor report tied to the UK bank’s 2012 deferred prosecution agreement, in a sharply worded brief filed with the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on 21 July.

FCPA Docket: JP Morgan Chase nearing US$200 million settlement

22 July 2016: In today’s FCPA news, JP Morgan Chase is reportedly nearing an agreement with US authorities to settle charges that its hiring practices in Asia violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Greenberg Traurig adds former SEC lawyer to litigation team

Elaine Greenberg, a former senior official in the SEC’s enforcement division, has joined Greenberg Traurig’s litigation team in Washington, DC.

Holland & Knight expands FCPA practice with two Schulte lawyers

Holland & Knight has hired two partners from Schulte Roth & Zabel to strengthen its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act team, the firm announced on 21 July.

FCPA Docket: The fallout from the DOJ’s 1MDB asset forfeiture case

21 July 2016: In today’s news round-up, Just Anti-Corruption takes a look at the fallout from the Justice Department’s kleptocracy case involving Malaysia’s investment fund 1MDB, and Unaoil hires investigations lawyers in response to a UK corruption probe.

DOJ targets US$1 billion stolen 1MDB assets in largest-ever kleptocracy case

The Justice Department is seeking the forfeiture of over US$1 billion in assets – including an interest in the Hollywood movie The Wolf of Wall Street – linked to funds stolen from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

FCPA Docket: VimpelCom’s new chief compliance officer

20 July 2016: In today’s news round-up, federal prosecutors look to impose a money judgment on a defendant in the PDVSA corruption case, and Amsterdam-based telecoms company VimpelCom, which settled FCPA charges in February, hires a new chief compliance officer.

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The exclusive white-collar club

The exclusive white-collar club

How an invite-only, corporate-funded NYU Law School programme with ties to DOJ fraud section chief Andrew Weissmann became a leading forum for discussing the latest white-collar enforcement policies.

Cooperation the key in sentencing two ex-Louis Berger executives for foreign bribery

Cooperation the key in sentencing two ex-Louis Berger executives for foreign bribery

Why a pair of former executives at construction management company Louis Berger Group received different sentences after pleading guilty to the same FCPA charges.

 

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