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Leslie Caldwell: DOJ can increase the incentives for companies to self-report

Leslie Caldwell: DOJ can increase the incentives for companies to self-report

June 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The former criminal division chief, who will join Latham & Watkins’ San Francisco office in September, told GIR Just Anti-Corruption how the US Department of Justice’s new leadership could improve on the foreign bribery leniency programme she helped to design.

US prosecutors dismiss as folly proposed FCPA instructions in UN bribery case

US prosecutors dismiss as folly proposed FCPA instructions in UN bribery case

June 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

US prosecutors have given short shrift to two jury instructions proposed by the legal team of a Chinese businessman facing trial next week over corruption charges.

Former DOJ tax chief joins Jones Day

Former DOJ tax chief joins Jones Day

June 21, 2017, GIR

Jones Day has recruited Kathryn Keneally, a former assistant attorney general for the DOJ’s tax division, as a partner in its New York office.

Senior prosecutor leaves DOJ’s foreign bribery unit, ex-SEC official joins

Senior prosecutor leaves DOJ’s foreign bribery unit, ex-SEC official joins

June 20, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Laura Perkins, who was an assistant chief in the criminal division’s FCPA unit, has left the DOJ for private practice. Meanwhile, a senior lawyer with the SEC has joined the department’s foreign bribery team.

FCPA Docket: Former deputy White House counsel joins Latham & Watkins

FCPA Docket: Former deputy White House counsel joins Latham & Watkins

June 20, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, a deputy counsel to former President Barack Obama joins Latham & Watkins, Petrobras settles a corruption-related shareholder lawsuit and two US senators propose to outlaw shell companies.

SFO charges Barclays and four former executives over Qatari fundraising

SFO charges Barclays and four former executives over Qatari fundraising

June 20, 2017, GIR

The defendants in the case are relying on an array of top barristers and law firms in London.

Judge praises FBI and Harder cooperation during Ryjenko sentencing

Judge praises FBI and Harder cooperation during Ryjenko sentencing

June 20, 2017, GIR

Former European development bank official Andrey Ryjenko has been sentenced to six years in jail for accepting over US$3.5 million in corrupt payments and for money laundering offences.

Canada’s Competition Bureau to overhaul whistleblower programme

Canada’s Competition Bureau to overhaul whistleblower programme

June 20, 2017, GIR

An official at Canada’s Competition Bureau on 16 June outlined major planned changes to its immunity and leniency programmes, in an effort to secure crucial information faster and convince more companies to come forward with information about antitrust crimes

Latest FCPA pilot programme declination includes disgorgement and forfeiture

Latest FCPA pilot programme declination includes disgorgement and forfeiture

June 19, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice has issued a declination to a German gas conglomerate after the company agreed to pay US$11.2 million in disgorgement and forfeiture to address foreign bribery violations in the Republic of Georgia.

FCPA Docket: Federal judge approves Teva Russia’s guilty plea after delay

FCPA Docket: Federal judge approves Teva Russia’s guilty plea after delay

June 19, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In the latest news, Teva Pharmaceuticals’ Russian subsidiary pleads guilty to conspiracy to violate the FCPA, and US federal prosecutors contest a call for a retrial by a former Guinean mining minister recently convicted of money laundering.