Topic: Enforcement

Germany files first criminal charges in Wirecard case

German prosecutors have accused an investment fund manager of helping to launder more than €22 million in funds embezzled from collapsed payments company Wirecard.

14 January 2022

SEC investigates vehicle startup over short-seller’s claims

13 January 2022

Cruise liner pleads guilty again after damning monitor report

Cruise operator Carnival has agreed to give its in-house investigators freedom to open their own investigations after a subsidiary pleaded guilty to violating its probation terms for a second time.

12 January 2022

Proposed anti-corruption agency in South Africa to face uphill struggle

Experts said the Anti-Corruption Authority of South Africa would be hamstrung by the public prosecutor’s poor financial crime track record.

10 January 2022

Former BMW employee charged over alleged corruption scheme

05 January 2022

Swedbank ex-CEO charged over money laundering scandal

Prosecutors have accused the former head of Swedish lender Swedbank, Birgitte Bonnesen, of downplaying the bank’s anti-money laundering failures.

04 January 2022

ICYMI: A round-up of developments over the holiday season

A Happy New Year from all of us at GIR! During the past two weeks, a San Francisco jury has convicted the founder of blood testing company Theranos of fraud and Denmark has created a new agency for prosecuting complex financial crimes.

04 January 2022

UK financial regulator experiences activity slowdown

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has opened significantly fewer investigations over the past year, prompting experts to speculate about whether the regulator is being more wary about taking on new cases.

21 December 2021

Electric truck manufacturer Nikola settles SEC probe

21 December 2021

UK bank regulator fines Standard Chartered £47 million over reporting failures

The penalty is the largest the Prudential Regulation Authority has imposed in a case where it is the sole enforcer.

20 December 2021

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