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Brazil indicts former SembCorp executives for corruption

Brazil indicts former SembCorp executives for corruption

February 04, 2020, GIR

Brazilian prosecutors have charged two former executives of a Singaporean rig construction company as part of a sprawling bribery investigation.

Iranian national charged with fraud for skirting sanctions

Iranian national charged with fraud for skirting sanctions

February 03, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

US prosecutors have indicted an Iranian man over his role in a scheme to channel millions of dollars through the US financial system to Iran.

Prosecutors raid German politicians’ homes in money laundering probe

Prosecutors raid German politicians’ homes in money laundering probe

January 31, 2020, GIR

German police have raided sites belonging to politicians suspected of corruption in an investigation linked to the “Azerbaijani laundromat”.

ENRC founder’s daughter convicted for withholding documents

ENRC founder’s daughter convicted for withholding documents

January 30, 2020, GIR

Anna Machkevitch, whose father co-founded Kazakh mining company ENRC, has been found guilty of failing to surrender material related to an SFO bribery investigation.

Mounties beef up case against former intelligence officer

Mounties beef up case against former intelligence officer

January 29, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

A former Canadian intelligence officer is facing fresh charges over allegations he breached the country’s state-secrets law.

Paris prosecutors sign tax evasion DPA with Bank of China

Paris prosecutors sign tax evasion DPA with Bank of China

January 28, 2020, GIR

Prosecutors in Paris have finalised a €3.9 million settlement with the Bank of China to resolve allegations the bank enabled customers to move millions of euros out of Europe without paying taxes.

Missing Qatari evidence could have bolstered bankers’ defence, court hears

Missing Qatari evidence could have bolstered bankers’ defence, court hears

January 28, 2020, GIR

The SFO’s failure to try and retrieve information from Qatar’s lawyers in a fraud trial may have hampered the defence of three former Barclays executives, the judge in the case has said.

Ex-HSBC trader headed to Supreme Court over fraud conviction

Ex-HSBC trader headed to Supreme Court over fraud conviction

January 24, 2020, GIR

HSBC’s former head of global forex trading in New York has said he intends to take his appeal against a conviction over a multibillion-dollar frontrunning scheme to the US Supreme Court.

GIR 40 under 40: deadline extended

GIR 40 under 40: deadline extended

January 24, 2020, GIR

The deadline for GIR 40 under 40 submissions has been extended to 31 January.

ENRC denies harassing Dechert white-collar head

ENRC denies harassing Dechert white-collar head

January 23, 2020, GIR

ENRC has said a spying operation focused on its former lawyer was a legitimate probe into “extremely serious wrongdoing”.