US prosecutors push for “significant prison sentence” for BitMEX founder

US prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum submitted on 12 May that Arthur Hayes’ “willful and continuous” violation of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) was enough to deserve a “significant sentence of …

Goldman Sachs, bank executives reach settlement with shareholders

The bank will receive almost $80 million from insurers on behalf of current and former Goldman Sachs executives to enhance its compliance programmes.

Court slams ex-Dechert partner’s “almost unimaginable” misconduct on ENRC probe

“I have little doubt that Mr [Neil] Gerrard had a large ego and a belief that he is always right and expected others to follow him implicitly,” the court said in an …

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Heightened crypto sanctions concerns are misplaced, experts say

While the cryptocurrency sector is under an enforcement microscope amid sanctions on Russia, the industry feels it has an unfair target on its back.

Commerce Department "reaching out" to companies over Russia, says BIS head

Matt Axelrod said the Bureau of Industry and Security is getting in touch with certain companies to make sure they’re complying with new Russia export controls.

Cognizant deputy GC to join Unisys

The information technology company has hired Claudius Sokenu, a former SEC lawyer with extensive experience advising large businesses on FCPA investigations, to lead the company’s legal, ethics and compliance functions.

Lawyers warn CCO initiative could have “unintended consequences”

The DOJ’s efforts to empower chief compliance officers might stir concerns of individual liability, lawyers said, and “could actually chill independence”.

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