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In seismology corruption trial, attention turns to prison phone call

In seismology corruption trial, attention turns to prison phone call

July 14, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ on 13 July rested its case against a South Korean seismologist accused of laundering bribes from US and UK companies shortly after playing jurors a recording of a phone call the defendant placed from prison, following his arrest in December.

Singapore court convicts BSI banker

Singapore court convicts BSI banker

July 14, 2017, GIR

A Singapore court has sentenced a former BSI banker to 54 months in jail for money-laundering charges in connection with funds allegedly embezzled from Malaysia’s 1MDB – the longest for an individual to date.

UN corruption trial gets ugly: Scoffs, smirks and allegations of coaching

UN corruption trial gets ugly: Scoffs, smirks and allegations of coaching

July 13, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Defence counsel for a Chinese businessman on trial in New York for foreign bribery accused on 13 July federal prosecutors of “coaching” their star witness.

Och-Ziff, JPMorgan prosecutor heads to Jones Day

Och-Ziff, JPMorgan prosecutor heads to Jones Day

July 13, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

James Loonam, who worked on recent FCPA settlements with Och-Ziff Capital Management and JPMorgan Chase, has joined Jones Day as counsel in New York.

Ex-Johnson & Johnson vice-president facing trial in Greece

Ex-Johnson & Johnson vice-president facing trial in Greece

July 13, 2017, GIR

Greek authorities are prosecuting a former Johnson & Johnson employee already convicted of bribery in the UK after the SFO handed over information from his cooperation agreement.

Ex-World Bank consultant in the dock over £43 million corruption scheme

Ex-World Bank consultant in the dock over £43 million corruption scheme

July 13, 2017, GIR

An independent health equipment consultant is on trial in London for alleged large-scale corruption in World Bank and United Nations Development Programme projects.

Hogan Lovells picked to lead Odebrecht-linked internal investigation at Pemex

Hogan Lovells picked to lead Odebrecht-linked internal investigation at Pemex

July 13, 2017, GIR

Hogan Lovells’ 2014 merge with Mexican firm Barrera Siqueiros y Torres Landa added local investigations experience to the firm, through a team with prior experience working on the Walmart corruption investigation.

FCPA Docket: DOJ looking for new trial attorneys

FCPA Docket: DOJ looking for new trial attorneys

July 13, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, the Justice Department has published a job posting for new FCPA prosecutors, and a judge dismisses an attempt by a former Guinean mines minister for a money laundering retrial.

Korean bribery trial puts UK CEO in the spotlight

Korean bribery trial puts UK CEO in the spotlight

July 13, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The CEO of a UK seismic device company testified in a Los Angeles federal court on 11 and 12 July about discovering “bogus” payments to a South Korean researcher the DOJ argues is a government official.

Second Circuit crushes HSBC monitor report ruling

Second Circuit crushes HSBC monitor report ruling

July 12, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has reaffirmed that federal courts have limited supervisory oversight of deferred prosecution agreements. But one of the circuit judges says Congress should review the law.