Unaoil’s Saman Ahsani to spend a year in prison

The first Unaoil brother to be sentenced called himself “exhibit A” for the benefits of government collaboration during a hearing in a Houston federal court.

European gambling business investigates AML failings in the Middle East

Gibraltar-based betting company 888 announced the immediate departure of its CEO on the same day it revealed breaches of anti-money laundering “best practices”.

HMRC investigating nine cases of failure to prevent tax evasion

The UK’s tax agency has opened nine investigations into businesses suspected of failing to prevent tax evasion and is considering opening up to 26 more.

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Glenn Leon: data analytics in corporate compliance not about the “shiniest tool”

The head of the DOJ’s fraud section said in-house lawyers should make the most of their resources when introducing data analytics into their company’s compliance programme, and indicated that more enforcement actions …

Airbus export control head: diversion of parts to Russia is company’s “biggest worry”

Speaking at a GIR Live conference in London on Thursday, Lesley Davey outlined the company’s response to sanctions on Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

DOJ, SEC officials build out expectations on company ephemeral messaging rules

Justice Department and SEC officials want companies under investigation to present the rules they have in place for employees’ usage of such messaging platforms.

People News: Credit Suisse brings in new compliance chief

In the latest roundup, Swiss lender Credit Suisse has brought in a new chief compliance officer after her predecessor was in the role for just one year, while several law firms have …

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