Topic: FCPA

FCPA Docket: UN bribery defendant sentenced

In today’s news roundup, the US sentences a former non-profit employee for their role in a UN bribery scheme, the DOJ investigates a cash security firm’s anti-money-laundering compliance and Novartis’s general counsel leaves.

05 March 2021

Judge rejects investors' MTS lawsuit

The federal judge rejected claims by investors that they were misled by the Russian telecoms company over the extent of its cooperation and remediation efforts during a foreign bribery investigation.

02 March 2021

FCPA Docket: SEC closes BRF probe

In today’s news roundup, the SEC ends an investigation into a Brazilian food business without an enforcement action while a Dutch company says it’s addressing “compliance findings” in Bulgaria.

26 February 2021

Australian prosecutors file more charges against former Leighton Offshore executive

23 February 2021

Gertler arrangement “defied Treasury Department norms”

22 February 2021

IRS says disgorgement is tax deductible when paid to victims

One defence lawyer said that while the IRS’s new disgorgement rule is a step in the right direction, it is “woefully incomplete”.

18 February 2021

Cisco investigates corruption allegations in China

The US technology company said it has voluntarily disclosed the allegations to US authorities.

17 February 2021

A look back at GIR’s Interactive Regional Spotlight: North America conference

Video: GIR’s Interactive North America conference, co-chaired by Joe Warin of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Bruce Yannett of Debevoise & Plimpton, can now be viewed online in full.

15 February 2021

Judge denies Venezuelan’s discovery bid in PDVSA joint venture case

A businessman accused of bribing PDVSA officials failed to convince a federal judge that he can seek discovery while still in Venezuela. His defence lawyer had argued that traveling to the US presented a health risk because of the pandemic.

10 February 2021

Petroecuador takes restitution bid to Brooklyn

The state oil company, which has unsuccessfully sought victim status in Florida over a bribery scheme, has made a bid for restitution in a Brooklyn federal court.

08 February 2021

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