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A lawyer’s battle with prosecutors lifts lid on Odebrecht money laundering probe

A lawyer’s battle with prosecutors lifts lid on Odebrecht money laundering probe

May 08, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

As Peruvian authorities go after alleged key players in Odebrecht’s money laundering scheme, the US also makes a move – and angers a Miami defence lawyer in the process.

US judge “deeply troubled” by practice of outsourcing government investigations to law firms

US judge “deeply troubled” by practice of outsourcing government investigations to law firms

May 03, 2019, GIR

Lawyers GIR spoke to believe that Judge McMahon’s judgment will have a significant effect on the DOJ’s conduct and interaction with external counsel during investigations.

Vale faces severe penalties over deadliest disaster in Brazil’s history

Vale faces severe penalties over deadliest disaster in Brazil’s history

April 30, 2019, GIR

An investigation into Brazil’s largest iron producer over a dam collapse that caused over 200 deaths could see the company face far tougher penalties than those caught up in Operation Car Wash.

Law professor accuses DOJ of still failing to prosecute executives

Law professor accuses DOJ of still failing to prosecute executives

April 26, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Law professor Brandon Garrett tells GIR why he thinks the DOJ is all bark and no bite over individual white-collar prosecutions.

Why Fresenius secured a “sweetheart” deal

Why Fresenius secured a “sweetheart” deal

April 15, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

German medical device company Fresenius netted a favourable settlement considering the scale of its conduct, say lawyers.

A bribery case tests relations between the US and Brazil

A bribery case tests relations between the US and Brazil

March 20, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ declined to bring a foreign bribery case against a US drilling contractor. Now Brazilian prosecutors have asked the DOJ to freeze the contractor’s US assets following an investigation into the very same allegations.

CFTC’s “aggressive” foreign corruption push may struggle for resources

CFTC’s “aggressive” foreign corruption push may struggle for resources

March 18, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The CFTC’s foray into the foreign corruption space has been dogged by criticisms.

SFO Saudi Arabia bribery probe announcement on the horizon

SFO Saudi Arabia bribery probe announcement on the horizon

March 14, 2019, GIR

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.

DOJ and SEC disagreed on Cognizant disgorgement

DOJ and SEC disagreed on Cognizant disgorgement

February 27, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ and SEC could not agree on how much Cognizant should disgorge in its recent foreign bribery settlement, according to documents and people familiar with the matter.

NGOs welcome impact of Global Magnitsky Act

NGOs welcome impact of Global Magnitsky Act

February 19, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR Just Anti-Corruption investigates how the Global Magnitsky Act, which empowers the US government to sanction corrupt foreign officials, has been been enforced since it was implemented in late 2017.