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Restitution fight delays Och-Ziff DPA

Restitution fight delays Och-Ziff DPA

January 24, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

A restitution battle has forced hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management and the US Department of Justice to request an extension to a three-year deferred prosecution agreement.

Blank Rome nets Vinson & Elkins partner

Blank Rome nets Vinson & Elkins partner

January 23, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

William Lawler, a former Vinson & Elkins partner, has joined Blank Rome in the firm’s white-collar defence and investigation group in Washington, DC.

DOJ continues to unravel PetroEcuador bribery scheme

DOJ continues to unravel PetroEcuador bribery scheme

January 23, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Armengol Alfonso Cevallos Díaz is the latest Florida businessman to change his plea to guilty for his role in a multi-million dollar Ecuadorian bribery scheme.

SEC opens fewer new FCPA cases, records show

SEC opens fewer new FCPA cases, records show

January 22, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Since 2017 the number of new foreign bribery cases opened by the SEC has dipped. “Certainly, it means more competition for existing cases,” said one private practitioner.

Matt Miner details how the DOJ penned recent policies

Matt Miner details how the DOJ penned recent policies

January 21, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR spoke to former senior criminal division official Matt Miner about the ins-and-outs of the policy changes he oversaw at the DOJ. Some policy updates were easier to draft than others, he said.

FTI executive, former monitor, joins Boston-based consulting firm

FTI executive, former monitor, joins Boston-based consulting firm

January 17, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Neal Hochberg, a former senior advisor at FTI Consulting, has joined Charles River Associates as vice president of its risk, investigations & analytics practice in New York.

FCPA Docket: New book details Trump’s attempt to kill foreign bribery statute

FCPA Docket: New book details Trump’s attempt to kill foreign bribery statute

January 16, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, a new book says President Trump once told an aide to draft an executive order killing the FCPA, and Lev Parnas says he was part of a team that offered to help Dmitry Firtash nix foreign bribery charges in exchange for dirt on the Mueller probe.

Former Barbados politician convicted of money laundering

Former Barbados politician convicted of money laundering

January 16, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

A Brooklyn federal jury found former Barbados minister Donville Inniss guilty of laundering bribes he took from an insurance company. The government had argued that Inniss’s efforts to avoid detection were a clear sign of his wrongdoing.

Marshall Miller leaves Wachtell for boutique firm

Marshall Miller leaves Wachtell for boutique firm

January 15, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Marshall Miller cited the opportunity to represent individual clients in the courtroom as one of the reasons behind moving to New York boutique firm Kaplan Hecker & Fink.

Big Law associate among latest recruits to DOJ's FCPA unit

Big Law associate among latest recruits to DOJ's FCPA unit

January 14, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Three assistant US attorneys and an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton are the latest additions to the FCPA unit in the Justice Department’s criminal division fraud section.