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DOJ declines to prosecute Cognizant, charges C-suite execs

DOJ declines to prosecute Cognizant, charges C-suite execs

February 15, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

US authorities have charged Cognizant’s former president and former chief legal officer for their alleged role in a scheme to bribe Indian officials. The information technology company, meanwhile, avoided criminal charges in a resolution with US authorities.

Cobalt settlement gets green light

Cobalt settlement gets green light

February 14, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A Houston federal court has approved a bribery-linked class action settlement worth an initial $173.8 million between disgruntled investors and an oil exploration company.

FCPA Docket: Houston company trebles damages for refusing bribe

FCPA Docket: Houston company trebles damages for refusing bribe

February 14, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, a federal judge rebuffs a Russian company’s attack on Skadden’s settlement with the DOJ and a Houston energy company that refused to pay a bribe has now been awarded $1.4 billion in damages.

Wilson Sonsini recruits former Richards Kibbe partner

Wilson Sonsini recruits former Richards Kibbe partner

February 13, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Jeffrey Lehtman, who has recently advised two Argentinian companies on bribery cases, spoke to GIR Just Anti-corruption following his move to Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Washington, DC.

Foreign official: Delete this after reading

Foreign official: Delete this after reading

February 12, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

In making their case against a Micronesian official charged for his alleged role in a bribery scheme, US prosecutors presented a series of incriminating emails.

Venezuela sanctions threaten PDVSA’s bribery lawsuit

Venezuela sanctions threaten PDVSA’s bribery lawsuit

February 12, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

New US sanctions against PDVSA raise questions about whether a bribery lawsuit brought by Venezuela's state-owned oil company against a handful of commodity traders can continue.

Iraq bribery lawsuit swells with plaintiff veterans

Iraq bribery lawsuit swells with plaintiff veterans

February 11, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

In a lawsuit that has caught the DOJ’s attention, the list of plaintiffs is now bulging with US army veterans and their families who accuse a handful of life sciences companies of corruption.

FCPA Docket: Congresswoman botches foreign bribery allegation against Trump

FCPA Docket: Congresswoman botches foreign bribery allegation against Trump

February 08, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, a lawmaker gave a non-sensical definition of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in an attack on President Trump and the DOJ is reportedly making strides in a Brazilian corruption investigation.

After acquisition, United Technologies faces another government probe

After acquisition, United Technologies faces another government probe

February 07, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

United Technologies Corporation is contending with another government investigation concerning conduct in China following its purchase of an aircraft parts producer.

Miller & Chevalier reports dip in new FCPA cases

Miller & Chevalier reports dip in new FCPA cases

February 07, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A report by Miller & Chevalier suggests there has been a recent drop in new foreign bribery cases. But lawyers say the reality of FCPA enforcement may be more complex.