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Broad sanctions programme for corrupt officials vulnerable to external influence

Broad sanctions programme for corrupt officials vulnerable to external influence

January 10, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Treasury now has expanded ability to sanction any corrupt foreign government official, regardless of country, and NGOs are taking full advantage. Companies can take advantage too.

Trump’s national security plan makes fighting foreign corruption a key priority

Trump’s national security plan makes fighting foreign corruption a key priority

December 20, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Under a national security strategy released by the Trump administration on Monday, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act could become a tool for advancing US national security and business interests, lawyers say.

Veteran FCPA prosecutor returns to private practice

Veteran FCPA prosecutor returns to private practice

December 19, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Bruce Searby has become the ninth prosecutor to leave the Justice Department’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit in 2017.

IRS disgorgement memo increases cost of SEC settlements

IRS disgorgement memo increases cost of SEC settlements

December 08, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Companies will no longer be able to claim disgorgement imposed by the SEC as tax deductible following a US Supreme Court ruling, the IRS has said.

Sessions highlights areas of improvement for international cooperation

Sessions highlights areas of improvement for international cooperation

December 05, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said countries must do more to expedite information-sharing and extradite citizens that have committed wrongdoing.

New DOJ corporate enforcement policy applies retrospectively

New DOJ corporate enforcement policy applies retrospectively

December 01, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A senior prosecutor clarified several aspects of the Justice Department’s revised FCPA enforcement policy, during a talk on 30 November.

SEC enforcement director dismisses talk of early tolling agreements

SEC enforcement director dismisses talk of early tolling agreements

November 30, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The SEC’s joint enforcement head, Steven Peikin, discussed how the agency is exploring practical ways to get around the US Supreme Court’s Kokesh decision, during a Q&A.

DOJ makes FCPA pilot programme permanent, with revisions

DOJ makes FCPA pilot programme permanent, with revisions

November 29, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ is offering a presumed declination to companies that voluntarily disclose foreign bribery violations, in a revised FCPA pilot programme made permanent policy.

Expect individual prosecutions tied to Brazilian corruption, DOJ official says

Expect individual prosecutions tied to Brazilian corruption, DOJ official says

November 29, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Hailing 2017 as a historic year for individual foreign bribery prosecutions, the DOJ’s FCPA unit chief says more cases – especially those involving conduct in Brazil – are in the pipeline.

Ex-SDNY narcotics chief takes temporary charge of DOJ criminal division

Ex-SDNY narcotics chief takes temporary charge of DOJ criminal division

November 28, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

John Cronan has become the acting assistant attorney general for the criminal division, replacing Ken Blanco.