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DOJ interviews aviation expert for six hours in Boeing probe

DOJ interviews aviation expert for six hours in Boeing probe

May 22, 2019, GIR

A former Boeing engineer questioned by the US Justice Department about the aircraft manufacturer’s troubled 737 Max model has spoken to GIR about the interview.

Judge McMahon’s “outsourcing” of investigations judgment: top five takeaways

Judge McMahon’s “outsourcing” of investigations judgment: top five takeaways

May 21, 2019, GIR

GIR speaks to lawyers about US District Judge Colleen McMahon’s comments that she was “deeply troubled” by the practice of outsourcing investigations to private law firms and their potential impact on how probes are structured in the future.

Ex-Autonomy CFO to appeal five-year sentence for HP fraud

Ex-Autonomy CFO to appeal five-year sentence for HP fraud

May 14, 2019, GIR

Autonomy’s former CFO, Sushovan Hussain, has been jailed for five years after being found guilty of committing fraud during the UK software company’s $11 billion sale to HP.

HP witness questioned over who pays his legal fees

HP witness questioned over who pays his legal fees

May 07, 2019, GIR

The former CEO of Autonomy’s US unit was unable to explain why HP has not sued him and continues to pay his legal fees in testimony against his former colleagues in London on Tuesday.

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.

OAG is working “at the limit of its capacities” despite drop in investigations

OAG is working “at the limit of its capacities” despite drop in investigations

May 01, 2019, GIR

Switzerland’s Attorney General has said the OAG is working with stretched resources to investigate cases on its books including Petrobras, Fifa and 1MDB.

Swiss insurance company granted $5.1 million NPA

Swiss insurance company granted $5.1 million NPA

April 26, 2019, GIR

Insurance company Zurich obtained an NPA from the US Department of Justice’s tax division after helping the authority circumvent Switzerland’s de facto blocking statute.

DOJ struggles to get spoofing convictions when it “doesn’t do its homework”

DOJ struggles to get spoofing convictions when it “doesn’t do its homework”

April 24, 2019, GIR

A US federal judge’s recent decision to dismiss a spoofing indictment against a computer programmer shows the DOJ is ill-equipped to handle such cases, lawyers say.

Two Brits face trial in Germany’s first criminal cum-ex case

Two Brits face trial in Germany’s first criminal cum-ex case

April 12, 2019, GIR

Cologne public prosecutors filed a criminal indictment against two traders for serious tax fraud at a court in Bonn. If accepted the west German city will take centre stage in the prosecution of individuals for conduct linked to what has been described as the biggest tax fraud case in Europe.

Lawyers query SFO decision to drop Rolls-Royce case

Lawyers query SFO decision to drop Rolls-Royce case

April 08, 2019, GIR

Practitioners also questioned the SFO’s decision to go after individuals in the Tesco case and criticised a recent UK court ruling that said section 2 notices apply extraterritorially.