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Ex-Guinean mining official disputes basis of DOJ sentencing memo

Ex-Guinean mining official disputes basis of DOJ sentencing memo

Mahmoud Thiam, who was convicted of laundering bribes from Chinese investors, has called claims made by the government and a federal court's probation office in support of sentencing recommendations both "extraordinary" and "inaccurate".

DOJ closes FCPA investigation into offshore contractor

DOJ closes FCPA investigation into offshore contractor

The US Department of Justice has closed a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act probe into Vantage Drilling, the Houston-based offshore contractor has announced.

King & Spalding launches in Chicago with focus on investigations and white-collar defence

King & Spalding launches in Chicago with focus on investigations and white-collar defence

Former US Attorney Zachary Fardon has joined King & Spalding in Chicago, where he will help to expand the firm's presence in the Midwest by launching a new office in the Windy City, the firm announced on 16 August.

FCPA Docket: DOJ seeks deposition of convict in Haiti Teleco bribery scheme for testimony against FCPA fugitives

FCPA Docket: DOJ seeks deposition of convict in Haiti Teleco bribery scheme for testimony against FCPA fugitives

In the latest news, the US Department of Justice asks for a deposition of a key witness in the Haiti Teleco case, an investigation into bribery at a Sierra Leone mine implicates a presidential candidate for that country, and Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz is arrested.

FCPA a 'huge emphasis' for Latin American companies, Miami lawyer says

Emil Infante, a prominent corporate lawyer in Miami, joined Holland & Knight on 7 August. Infante spoke to GIR Just Anti-Corruption about his experience advising clients on the US's anti-foreign bribery law.

DOJ initiative pairs corporate healthcare fraud prosecutors with FCPA unit

The US Department of Justice has formalised a working relationship between its foreign bribery unit and certain healthcare fraud prosecutors - but some lawyers question whether the initiative is in name only.

Sandra Moser's remarks at the ACI's 8th Global Forum on Anti-Corruption in High Risk Markets

Prepared remarks of Sandra Moser, acting chief of the DOJ criminal division's fraud section, at the American Conference Institute's 8th Global Forum on Anti-Corruption in High Risk Markets on July 25, 2017.

Sinovac widens foreign bribery probe after Chinese court judgments

Vaccine developer Sinovac Biotech has expanded an internal foreign bribery investigation after Chinese courts issued judgments against government officials that also referred to salespeople connected to the company.

FCPA-related personnel and policy changes

Criminal division nominee takes heat for advising Russian bank

Democratic senators grilled Brian Benczkowski, President Trump's pick as criminal division chief at the DOJ, on his "inexplicable" decision to represent a bank caught up in allegations of Russian meddling in the US election.

Editor's picks

DOJ must beware unintended consequences, as multilateral settlements rise

DOJ must beware unintended consequences, as multilateral settlements rise

Jenner & Block partners David Bitkower and Nicholas Barnaby and associate Marguerite Moeller argue that multilateral investigations could increase the DOJ's leverage in settlement negotiations and lead to unfair consequences for companies.

'I'm sitting here in shock', defence says as judge sentences FCPA felon to five years

'I'm sitting here in shock', defence says as judge sentences FCPA felon to five years

A Philadelphia federal judge sentenced Dmitrij Harder, who pleaded guilty to violating the FCPA after bribing a development bank official, to five years in prison - a ruling the defence says will deter future government cooperators.

 

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