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FCPA Docket: Senators press for CFIUS review of JBS acquisitions

FCPA Docket: Senators press for CFIUS review of JBS acquisitions

October 11, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, the DOJ goes after funds held by a former Peruvian president, and two US senators urge CFIUS to review acquisitions of US companies by a Brazilian business accused of bribery.

On eve of trial, Miami businessman pleads guilty

On eve of trial, Miami businessman pleads guilty

October 11, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The purported mastermind of a money laundering scheme, Frank Chatburn, has pleaded guilty over his role in bribing Ecuadorian officials. Another defendant in the case has also admitted to wrongdoing.

FCPA unit management team takes shape

FCPA unit management team takes shape

October 10, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

After several management departures over the summer, the DOJ’s foreign bribery unit has promoted two attorneys from within.

Calling someone a compliance risk not defamatory, appeals court says

Calling someone a compliance risk not defamatory, appeals court says

October 09, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

An executive who was labelled an FCPA compliance risk by his former employer, medical device maker Zimmer Biomet, has failed in his attempt to revive a defamation case against the company.

DOJ introduces guidance over inability-to-pay claims

DOJ introduces guidance over inability-to-pay claims

October 08, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

“We want you to know what we consider to be a legitimate inability to pay argument, but also the facts and arguments that won’t be given credence,” said Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski at GIR Live New York.

Judge swats away jurisdictional concerns in Mozambique case

Judge swats away jurisdictional concerns in Mozambique case

October 07, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A Brooklyn federal judge seemed unimpressed by a Lebanese businessman’s effort to throw out a corruption case that is set for trial on 15 October.

DOJ rebuts attack on ousted FCPA defence counsel

DOJ rebuts attack on ousted FCPA defence counsel

October 04, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A foreign bribery convict is seeking a new trial, arguing he was represented by an ineffective defence lawyer. In response, US prosecutors pointed to good work by the defendant’s attorney.

Shell announces end to DOJ bribery probe

Shell announces end to DOJ bribery probe

October 03, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

US prosecutors have dropped an investigation into Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell over alleged bribes paid to Nigerian officials to win a lucrative oil licence.

AG warns against “taking down” companies for headlines

AG warns against “taking down” companies for headlines

October 03, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

“I frequently tell the leadership of our criminal division that the objective of our criminal enforcement efforts in the white-collar arena is not to secure big headlines by taking down large companies or high-profile defendants,” said Attorney General William Barr.

In bribery scandal, PetroEcuador turns on major engineering company

In bribery scandal, PetroEcuador turns on major engineering company

October 02, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A Houston federal court case raises questions about what a major engineering company knew about a bribery scheme at PetroEcuador.