Topic: Bribery

Judge denies Venezuelan’s discovery bid in PDVSA joint venture case

A businessman accused of bribing PDVSA officials failed to convince a federal judge that he can seek discovery while still in Venezuela. His defence lawyer had argued that traveling to the US presented a health risk because of the pandemic.

10 February 2021

Venezuela jails former PDVSA execs for providing oil information to the US

09 February 2021

Petroecuador takes restitution bid to Brooklyn

The state oil company, which has unsuccessfully sought victim status in Florida over a bribery scheme, has made a bid for restitution in a Brooklyn federal court.

08 February 2021

UK Supreme Court limits SFO’s investigative powers

The UK’s highest court has ruled that the Serious Fraud Office cannot force a foreign company to hand over material stored abroad, in a decision that experts say should make conducting global investigations more difficult.

05 February 2021

PNF opens fewer cases amid pandemic slowdown

France’s main anti-corruption enforcer took on fewer new cases in 2020 than the year before, a dip in activity most likely caused by the coronavirus.

04 February 2021

Swedish court upholds acquittals of former Telia executives in bribery case

Prosecutors’ case failed on appeal because they were once again unable to prove that the daughter of Uzbekistan’s president was a government official under Swedish law.

04 February 2021

Brazil shuts down Operation Car Wash task force

The team of prosecutors investigating Brazil’s largest-ever corruption case has officially dissolved after almost seven years of operation.

04 February 2021

Mexico investigates new bribery allegations against Lozoya

03 February 2021

Dutch politicians want mandatory probation for corporate wrongdoers

02 February 2021

Former JPMorgan Asia exec acquitted in princelings case

Catherine Leung has been found not guilty of bribery charges linked to allegations that she hired the son of a logistics company executive in the hope that he would influence the company to give JPMorgan a role in its IPO.

01 February 2021

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