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Shareholder demands internal General Cable documents tied to FCPA settlement

Shareholder demands internal General Cable documents tied to FCPA settlement

March 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A shareholder in General Cable has asked a Delaware court to compel the Kentucky-based manufacturer of industrial cable products to turn over an audit report, emails and other documents tied to a recent foreign bribery settlement with US authorities.

Former telecoms exec turned fugitive pleads not guilty to Haiti FCPA charges

Former telecoms exec turned fugitive pleads not guilty to Haiti FCPA charges

March 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Almost six years after being charged by the US Department of Justice with bribing officials in Haiti, a former telecoms executive is finally contesting the allegations in court.

US authorities ask Dutch bank for information in corruption probe

US authorities ask Dutch bank for information in corruption probe

March 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Dutch-based financial services corporation ING Group has revealed it is the subject of investigations by Dutch and US authorities.

Former UBS trader wins Supreme Court case against Finma

Former UBS trader wins Supreme Court case against Finma

March 24, 2017, GIR

Switzerland’s top court has said Finma cannot rely on unverified facts when placing individuals on a watch list that could ruin their careers.

Senators hammer Trump's SEC pick on conflicts, but go soft on FCPA views

Senators hammer Trump's SEC pick on conflicts, but go soft on FCPA views

March 23, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

President Donald Trump’s nominee for SEC chair, Jay Clayton, downplayed conflict concerns, highlighted the importance of individual accountability, and avoided meaningful talk about the FCPA, during his confirmation hearing.

FCA reopens Barclays Qatar investigation

FCA reopens Barclays Qatar investigation

March 23, 2017, GIR

The FCA has reopened an investigation into Barclays’ 2008 financial crisis fundraising in Qatar as charging decisions in the SFO investigation draw near.

Border arrest alert case throws spotlight on NZ SFO enforcement powers

Border arrest alert case throws spotlight on NZ SFO enforcement powers

March 23, 2017, GIR

New Zealand’s Serious Fraud Office has abused its enforcement powers and “manipulated” the country’s police force by asking it to place border arrest alerts on individuals before the agency has charged them with any crime, an Auckland lawyer told GIR.

FCPA Docket: SEC votes to approve settlement with ex-Magyar Telekom CEO

FCPA Docket: SEC votes to approve settlement with ex-Magyar Telekom CEO

March 22, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In the latest news, Preet Bharara quickly finds a new job, US authorities intend to charge a Malaysian financier over the 1MDB scandal, and the SEC approves a settlement with former Magyar Telekom executive Elek Straub.

FCA wins improper identification Supreme Court case

FCA wins improper identification Supreme Court case

March 22, 2017, GIR

The UK Supreme Court's Macris decision fails to strike the right balance between individual rights and regulatory efficiency, lawyers say.

Dutch prosecutors target ING over VimpelCom links

Dutch prosecutors target ING over VimpelCom links

March 22, 2017, GIR

ING is under investigation by the Netherlands' financial crimes prosecutor over whether the Dutch bank facilitated bribes paid to Uzbekistan government officials by Russian telecoms company VimpelCom.

How the pilot programme has changed FCPA cases

How the pilot programme has changed FCPA cases

March 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR Just Anti-Corruption investigates the effect of the FCPA pilot programme since it was introduced in April 2016, by talking to defence lawyers who worked on recent settlements and analysing the data behind the cases.

FCPA Docket: Congressman calls for “private action” foreign bribery legislation

FCPA Docket: Congressman calls for “private action” foreign bribery legislation

March 20, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In the latest news, a congressman says individuals and companies should be able to bring actions under the FCPA, and a New York bank files a securities lawsuit against a Brazilian conglomerate over corruption related to Operation Car Wash.