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Will the Supreme Court ruling affect FCPA pilot programme disgorgement?

Will the Supreme Court ruling affect FCPA pilot programme disgorgement?

June 23, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawyers talk to GIR Just Anti-Corruption about whether a recent Supreme Court ruling could curtail the DOJ’s ability to impose disgorgement under its foreign bribery leniency programme.

FCPA Docket: Venezuelan official tells US authorities to investigate possible foreign bribery

FCPA Docket: Venezuelan official tells US authorities to investigate possible foreign bribery

June 23, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In the latest news, a top Venezuelan asks US authorities to open an FCPA into two financial institutions, and an individual involved in the Haiti Teleco corruption cases switches his plea to guilty.

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.

A shifting landscape of privilege in internal investigations

A shifting landscape of privilege in internal investigations

June 23, 2017, GIR

Skadden partners Elizabeth Robertson, Bernd Mayer, Keith Krakaur, Ryan Junck and Gary DiBianco consider the impact of recent court rulings in the UK, Germany and the US on privilege in corporate investigations.

Manhattan judge orders redaction of contentious UN report before FCPA trial

Manhattan judge orders redaction of contentious UN report before FCPA trial

June 22, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Chinese businessman Ng Lap Seng must redact parts of a United Nations report, critical of the organisation’s anti-corruption efforts, before introducing it at his upcoming trial, a Manhattan judge has ordered.

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.

People news: New York consultants poach competitor’s managing director

People news: New York consultants poach competitor’s managing director

June 22, 2017, GIR

A round-up of the latest people news, including consultancy firm Exiger hiring the managing director of Kroll’s New York-based investigations practice and the announcement that the former head of the DOJ’s Criminal Division will join Latham & Watkins.

DOJ and Hui Chen agree to end contract early

DOJ and Hui Chen agree to end contract early

June 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Hui Chen, the DOJ’s compliance consultant, will leave the criminal fraud section on Friday, a spokesperson for the department has confirmed.

Middleman in skyscraper bribery scheme pleads guilty

Middleman in skyscraper bribery scheme pleads guilty

June 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A self-described fashion blogger who allegedly “hoodwinked” two relatives of former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon into conspiring to bribe a Middle Eastern official has pleaded guilty to money laundering and wire fraud charges.

Paris appeals court: US plea agreement violated defendant’s Human Rights

Paris appeals court: US plea agreement violated defendant’s Human Rights

June 21, 2017, GIR

The Paris Court of Appeal has confirmed that an individual’s corruption prosecution in France is precluded by a plea agreement struck between the defendant and authorities in the United States.