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After reporting $475 payment to US authorities, internal investigation spreads

After reporting $475 payment to US authorities, internal investigation spreads

April 25, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The company that voluntarily disclosed to US authorities in late 2016 a suspect US$475 payment in Russia is now investigating its compliance with the FCPA in Ukraine and Poland.

Former Guinean mining official challenges DOJ to prove payments were bribes

Former Guinean mining official challenges DOJ to prove payments were bribes

April 25, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The trial of Mahmoud Thiam kicked off on 24 April, with the US Department of Justice vowing to show that the dual US-Guinean citizen used his government position to pocket US$8.5 million in bribes.

SEC drops FCPA investigation into mining company after one year tolling agreement

SEC drops FCPA investigation into mining company after one year tolling agreement

April 25, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has told a Colorado-based mining company that it does not intend to recommend an enforcement action.

Eggleston proud of scandal-free Obama White House as former counsel returns to Kirkland & Ellis

Eggleston proud of scandal-free Obama White House as former counsel returns to Kirkland & Ellis

April 25, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Following his move to Kirkland & Ellis, Neil Eggleston talks to GIR Just Anti-Corruption about what makes a good White House counsel.

US pushes back against Giuliani “inaccurate characterisation” of Zarrab case

US pushes back against Giuliani “inaccurate characterisation” of Zarrab case

April 25, 2017, GIR

Manhattan prosecutors have accused former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani of trying to downplay the seriousness of Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab’s alleged sanctions violations.

Stokes: Informal information sharing is how cases are made

Stokes: Informal information sharing is how cases are made

April 25, 2017, GIR

Patrick Stokes, a former head of the fraud section’s FCPA unit, said many cases US authorities bring are built on the significant rise in informal cooperation between foreign enforcers.

Malaysia’s 1MDB settles LCIA claim

Malaysia’s 1MDB settles LCIA claim

April 25, 2017, GIR

Scandal-plagued 1MDB has agreed to settle a US$6.5 billion LCIA dispute with a United Arab Emirates investment fund against the backdrop of anti-corruption investigations in multiple jurisdictions.

Jeff Sessions sets out future of FCPA enforcement

Jeff Sessions sets out future of FCPA enforcement

April 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told in-house counsel at a conference in Washington, DC that the DOJ will continue to prosecute foreign bribery cases to protect honest businesses and free competition. But he also voiced some reservations about globally coordinated enforcement actions.

Mark Mendelsohn: Enforcers should back off to encourage self-reports

Mark Mendelsohn: Enforcers should back off to encourage self-reports

April 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Mark Mendelsohn, a former head of the DOJ's FCPA unit, said that a fear of internal controls being criticised by authorities and regulators is preventing more companies from voluntarily self-disclosing misconduct.

Telecoms execs pay US$400,000 to settle five-year FCPA case

Telecoms execs pay US$400,000 to settle five-year FCPA case

April 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Two former executives at Hungarian telecoms company Magyar Telekom have agreed to pay a combined US$400,000 to resolve civil charges that they violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in Macedonia.