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Ex-General Electric engineer pleads guilty to semiconductor theft

Ex-General Electric engineer pleads guilty to semiconductor theft

A former General Electric engineer has admitted to stealing proprietary information about technology needed to operate wind turbines from his ex-employer.

Corporate executives seldom face punishment in US sanctions cases

Corporate executives seldom face punishment in US sanctions cases

The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has been prolific in penalising companies for sanctions violations but doesn’t appear to have the same appetite for pursuing individuals.

Canadian judge’s fraud ruling keeps Huawei CFO within US government’s grasp

Canadian judge’s fraud ruling keeps Huawei CFO within US government’s grasp

A Canadian court has determined that the mix of US fraud and sanctions charges facing Huawei’s CFO provide a sufficient hook to allow her extradition proceedings to continue.

Microsoft to appeal search warrant gag order

Microsoft to appeal search warrant gag order

Microsoft intends to fight against a US court order banning it from notifying a corporate client that prosecutors have demanded its email records as part of a sanctions probe.

BAE Systems quietly released from US arms control debarment

The US government has removed a long-standing trade ban on the Saudi subsidiary of UK defence company BAE Systems after crediting its improved compliance with arms control regulations.

Iranian nationals charged over alleged scheme to defraud the US

The case was investigated by the FBI’s Minneapolis field office, which is becoming increasingly prominent in Iranian sanctions investigations.

US sanctions enforcer has a quiet start to 2020

The monetary penalties imposed by the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control this year are a fraction of what it had handed down at the same time in 2019.

DOJ hampered by covid-19 issues in Iranian sanctions case

A request by Manhattan federal prosecutors offers an insight into the issues the Department of Justice may face during the covid-19 pandemic.

DOJ watching for economic espionage linked to coronavirus vaccine research

The Justice Department is closely monitoring cyber intrusions at US institutions that are researching a cure for the coronavirus, according to a senior prosecutor.

DOJ official: Private-sector tip-offs fuelling economic espionage cases

Jay Bratt, the chief of the counterintelligence and export control section of the Justice Department’s national security division, spoke to GIR about China-led economic espionage, covid-19 and the progress of the department’s new voluntary disclosure programme.

Editor's picks

Dutch sanctions probe into Crimea bridge project nears end

Dutch sanctions probe into Crimea bridge project nears end

The Netherlands’ lead sanctions prosecutor spoke to GIR about its major investigation, the uptick in enforcement and how her team wants to work with the private sector.

Tourism industry attracts lion’s share of Helms-Burton cases

Tourism industry attracts lion’s share of Helms-Burton cases

An analysis of all lawsuits filed against companies for trafficking in seized Cuban property reveals the industries most at risk of being sued.

The DC sanctions lawyers to have on speed dial

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The specialists to call for sanctions investigations and enforcement.

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Coming soon: The GIR Guide to Sanctions

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The first ‘how-to’ guide providing insight and analysis on sanctions investigations.

The Enforcement Scorecard

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A comprehensive guide to the world’s 100 largest corporate penalties.