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Former judge berates US prosecutors for caving to president’s demands in Flynn case

Former judge berates US prosecutors for caving to president’s demands in Flynn case

June 11, 2020, GIR

John Gleeson warned that prosecutors' efforts to end the case against former national security advisor Michael Flynn sends a message that “criminal law is for none but the poor, friendless, and uninfluential”.

Brazilian agency targets Keppel subsidiaries in Petrobras bribery case

Brazilian agency targets Keppel subsidiaries in Petrobras bribery case

June 11, 2020, GIR

Brazil’s CGU has formalised an investigation into five subsidiaries of Singaporean shipping company Keppel in a matter linked to a global bribery settlement.

SFO drops case against four Euribor traders

SFO drops case against four Euribor traders

June 10, 2020, GIR

Courts in France and Germany have blocked the extradition of individuals that the UK’s anti-fraud office had sought to prosecute since late 2015.

SEC on track for record year for whistleblower awards

SEC on track for record year for whistleblower awards

June 05, 2020, GIR

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has awarded over a fifth of its total whistleblower payouts in the first five months of 2020.

SFO rejigs resource allocation to improve efficiency

SFO rejigs resource allocation to improve efficiency

June 03, 2020, GIR

The UK Serious Fraud Office has said it has made changes to the way it allocates resources following criticism from a review body about the pace of its investigations.

Judge affirms authority to decide the fate of Flynn case

Judge affirms authority to decide the fate of Flynn case

June 02, 2020, GIR

US District Judge Emmet Sullivan has defended his power to review the government’s request to drop charges against Michael Flynn.

Airbus GC: I have total faith in the integrity of Dechert

Airbus GC: I have total faith in the integrity of Dechert

May 20, 2020, GIR

“You have to show some loyalty to these people, because they stick their neck out for their client,” Airbus’ general counsel John Harrison told GIR.

US attorney general slams Apple over decryption refusal

US attorney general slams Apple over decryption refusal

May 20, 2020, GIR

US attorney general William Barr has called on Apple to make its devices accessible to government agencies, after announcing that the FBI gleaned information from a terrorist by unlocking his two encrypted iPhones without the company’s assistance.

SFO drops Unaoil-linked ABB investigation

SFO drops Unaoil-linked ABB investigation

May 19, 2020, GIR

The agency told GIR that it closed the ABB investigation in respect to the company and individuals.

UK regulator shocks energy sector with “whopping” fine

UK regulator shocks energy sector with “whopping” fine

May 18, 2020, GIR

The UK’s energy sector regulator has announced itself as an enforcer with its second-ever penalty under EU energy market regulations that came into force in 2011.