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Former State Department official convicted of defrauding the US

The US Department of Justice’s China initiative has ensnared a former US State Department official who gave secrets to Chinese “spies”.

DOJ struggles to get spoofing convictions when it “doesn’t do its homework”

A US federal judge’s recent decision to dismiss a spoofing indictment against a computer programmer shows the DOJ is ill-equipped to handle such cases, lawyers say.

Ex-1MDB financier ramps up charm offensive in the face of multiple charges

The PR bill of fugitive businessman Jho Low has tipped over $1 million as he fights against US and Malaysian charges tied to billions embezzled from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

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AG given waiver for 1MDB probe

The attorney general has become the second senior DOJ official to receive an ethics waiver allowing him to work on the criminal case tied to the 1MDB scandal.

FBI accountant who helped seal Manafort’s fate moves to FTI

A former FBI agent who has been called the “linchpin” of the Paul Manafort conviction spoke to GIR about “the experience of a lifetime” working on the special counsel’s investigation.

The UK’s faltering fight to tackle AML compliance

Recent anti-money laundering prosecution statistics do not sit easily with the UK government’s assertions that it is successfully “cracking down” on economic crime, Eversheds Sutherland partner Zia Ullah and of counsel Ruth Paley say.

Counsel Watch

The lawyers and firms working on the biggest cases, including counsel acting for former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, and representatives for former Skadden partner Gregory Craig.

SFO Saudi Arabia bribery probe announcement on the horizon

The UK SFO is poised to reveal a significant development in its investigation of Airbus subsidiary GPT Special Project Management after waiting over two years for approval to advance the case.

An interview with Anne Riley

The head of Shell’s global antitrust team, Anne Riley, will step down at the end of February after 35 years as a practising lawyer. She spoke to GIR’s...

Conference coverage

SFO director “grown up enough” to make Airbus charging decision

A leading UK lawyer has said SFO directors should be given autonomy to make decisions on whether to charge companies with corruption predating the UK Bribery Act.

Deadline extended: GIR’s 2019 in-house investigators survey

GIR is looking for nominations for our upcoming Inside In-House special, which will celebrate the unsung heroes helping companies prevail over highly complex...

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