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Growing support among former prosecutors for letter attacking US AG

Growing support among former prosecutors for letter attacking US AG

February 18, 2020, GIR

More than 2,000 ex-DOJ officials have signed a letter condemning US President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr for their perceived interference in prosecutorial decisions.

SFO employee referred to police in ENRC proceedings

SFO employee referred to police in ENRC proceedings

February 14, 2020, GIR

The SFO has referred an unidentified employee to the police for allegedly briefing a journalist on confidential information about a bribery investigation into Kazakh mining company ENRC.

SFO case against ex-Barclays bankers “fundamentally misconceived”, court hears

SFO case against ex-Barclays bankers “fundamentally misconceived”, court hears

February 13, 2020, GIR

A defence barrister has criticised the SFO for its “extraordinary” allegations that a handful of executives could have orchestrated a fraudulent deal with Qatar while the rest of the bank believed it was genuine.

Australian authorities review oil company’s 2011 Papua New Guinea payment

Australian authorities review oil company’s 2011 Papua New Guinea payment

February 11, 2020, GIR

Australian oil company Horizon Oil has announced an internal investigation into a payment made to a Papua New Guinea shell company – a transaction reportedly also under review by the Australian Federal Police.

Quebec debars SNC-Lavalin subsidiaries over fraud conviction

Quebec debars SNC-Lavalin subsidiaries over fraud conviction

February 11, 2020, GIR

While the company avoided an automatic ban on federal contracts as part of its recent guilty plea in the Libya investigation, several subsidiaries have been barred from public tenders in the province of Quebec.

US charges Chinese military hackers over Equifax data breach

US charges Chinese military hackers over Equifax data breach

February 10, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

The US has charged four members of the Chinese military over a 2017 cyberattack on credit reporting agency Equifax that affected almost 150 million people.

Unthinkable that ex-Barclays banker agreed fraud deal over the phone, court hears

Unthinkable that ex-Barclays banker agreed fraud deal over the phone, court hears

February 07, 2020, GIR

The counsel to a former Barclays executive has denounced the SFO’s theory that a complex fraud scheme was conducted over a quick call as “preposterous”.

Autonomy founder Lynch submits himself for arrest

Autonomy founder Lynch submits himself for arrest

February 05, 2020, GIR

UK authorities have arrested Mike Lynch, the former CEO of IT company Autonomy, as part of the US Justice Department’s attempt to extradite him to face fraud charges.

Former Barclays exec “no unwitting puppet” in fraud scheme, court hears

Former Barclays exec “no unwitting puppet” in fraud scheme, court hears

February 05, 2020, GIR

A former Barclays executive got “cold feet” about an allegedly fraudulent deal between the bank and Qatar despite having a decisive role in the scheme, a court has heart.

UK’s penalty against ENRC founder’s daughter under fire

UK’s penalty against ENRC founder’s daughter under fire

February 04, 2020, GIR

The first fine handed to an individual for withholding documents from the SFO is too small to serve as a deterrent, lawyers say.