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Lambert takes aim at DOJ prosecution

Lambert takes aim at DOJ prosecution

December 09, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Former transportation executive Mark Lambert, who was recently convicted of bribing a Russian official, has argued that two of the counts he was found guilty of should be struck off.

US orders Ericsson to pay $1 billion, retain monitor in FCPA settlement

US orders Ericsson to pay $1 billion, retain monitor in FCPA settlement

December 06, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ and SEC have penalised Swedish telecoms company Ericsson for its lack of remediation as part of a $1 billion settlement to resolve charges that it bribed government officials in Asia and Africa.

Former Miami US attorney joins Greenberg Traurig

Former Miami US attorney joins Greenberg Traurig

December 06, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Benjamin Greenberg, a former US attorney in the Southern District of Florida, is joining Greenberg Traurig.

DOJ appoints permanent FCPA chief

DOJ appoints permanent FCPA chief

December 05, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The acting heads of the foreign bribery and healthcare fraud units in the criminal division’s fraud section are taking over on a permanent basis.

DOJ expects more declinations based on compliance

DOJ expects more declinations based on compliance

December 05, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The criminal division's Matthew Miner has said that some companies should be able to secure a declination based primarily on their compliance efforts.

SEC official dismisses talk of AML enforcement

SEC official dismisses talk of AML enforcement

December 04, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The head of the SEC’s foreign bribery unit played down talk of the agency using the FCPA’s accounting provisions to penalise anti-money laundering failures.

DOJ “is not looking to stretch the bounds of agency”, says Benczkowski

DOJ “is not looking to stretch the bounds of agency”, says Benczkowski

December 04, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Criminal division chief Brian Benczkowski said that the DOJ will not take a sweeping position that parent companies should automatically be held liable for their subsidiaries’ misconduct.

Hoskins moves to nix conviction

Hoskins moves to nix conviction

December 04, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Former Alstom executive Lawrence Hoskins asked a Connecticut federal court to throw out his recent foreign bribery conviction or grant him a new trial, arguing prosecutors had produced insufficient evidence of guilt.

Veon’s compliance chief on monitorship challenges

Veon’s compliance chief on monitorship challenges

December 02, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Veon’s chief compliance officer talks to GIR about how the telecoms company successfully completed its three-year foreign bribery monitorship.

Boustani acquitted in Mozambique corruption case

Boustani acquitted in Mozambique corruption case

December 02, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A Brooklyn federal jury has acquitted a Lebanese businessman whom prosecutors called “the mastermind” of a fraud and money laundering scheme.