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FCPA Docket: McFadden, Blanco and Wray

FCPA Docket: McFadden, Blanco and Wray

July 20, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In today's news round-up, the FBI director nominee answers questions about a possible FCPA investigation into the Trump Organization; and the DOJ criminal division's acting principal deputy advances one step closer to a federal judgeship.

Crown prosecutor set to join Peters & Peters

Crown prosecutor set to join Peters & Peters

July 20, 2017, GIR

The outgoing head of special crime at the UK Crown Prosecution Service said that British lawyers should emulate their US counterparts by moving more readily between government and private practice.

Ex-Credit Suisse banker pleads guilty to US tax evasion charges

Ex-Credit Suisse banker pleads guilty to US tax evasion charges

July 20, 2017, GIR

A former senior manager of Credit Suisse's Zurich branch has pleaded guilty to helping US citizens conceal up to US$9.5 million worth of income and assets in secret Swiss bank accounts between 2002 and 2011.

Haiti Teleco defendant pleads guilty after four years in custody in Panama

Haiti Teleco defendant pleads guilty after four years in custody in Panama

July 19, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Over six years after being charged, the former general manager of a Miami-based telecoms company has pleaded guilty for his role in a scheme to bribe Haitian officials for contracts.

FCPA unit prosecutor will rejoin old firm

FCPA unit prosecutor will rejoin old firm

July 19, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Rohan Virginkar, a federal prosecutor who worked on a recent foreign bribery settlement with Teva Pharmaceuticals, is leaving the US Department of Justice's criminal fraud section.

ThyssenKrupp’s former agent may testify in bribery investigation

ThyssenKrupp’s former agent may testify in bribery investigation

July 19, 2017, GIR

ThyssenKrupp says that in an internal investigation into alleged corruption connected to a US$2.3 billion submarine deal with Israel, the company was unable to interview its former Israeli agent, who may turn state witness.

Fighting US medical companies on three fronts, Brazilian insurers' corruption case wanes

Fighting US medical companies on three fronts, Brazilian insurers' corruption case wanes

July 19, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawsuits brought by an insurers’ association against five US medical companies accused of bribing doctors in Brazil are beginning to unravel.

HSBC monitor report ruling unlikely to trigger political debate

HSBC monitor report ruling unlikely to trigger political debate

July 19, 2017, GIR

There’s little appetite on Capitol Hill to consider granting courts more oversight in settlements following a recent US appeals court ruling that restricts the power of judges to interfere in DPAs, lawyers have told GIR.

‘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

July 18, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

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.

Counsel for Chinese billionaire in final attack on former ambassador

Counsel for Chinese billionaire in final attack on former ambassador

July 18, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The top defence lawyer for a Chinese billionaire facing foreign bribery charges launched a final assault on the government’s key witness as his cross-examination of the former diplomat came to an end.