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Boston jury shown secret video discussing payments to top Haiti officials

Boston jury shown secret video discussing payments to top Haiti officials

After the defence spent days criticising the FBI for losing evidence at a Haitian bribery trial, prosecutors upped their game by playing a potentially incriminating video of a private hotel meeting.

Blue Chip companies colluded in China corruption scheme, derivative suit says

Blue Chip companies colluded in China corruption scheme, derivative suit says

A group of major medical device companies are accused of rigging bids in China for contracts vastly inflated in value, and then paying off local officials.

Lost recordings become key in Haitian bribery trial

Lost recordings become key in Haitian bribery trial

On an eventful day at the Haitian bribery trial in Boston, the defence pushed an FBI agent over how the agency could have deleted wiretapped phone calls.

Defence locks horns with FBI agent over secret recordings

Defence locks horns with FBI agent over secret recordings

As a Boston bribery trial entered full swing, the defence tried to sow ambiguity into potentially incriminating conversations captured by the FBI.

Two prosecutors depart FCPA unit

One assistant chief and one trial attorney in the US Department of Justice’s FCPA are leaving the DOJ.

FBI failures on show at Haitian bribery trial

On the opening day of a foreign bribery trial in Boston, defence counsel painted the FBI as incompetent for losing key recordings.

Former associate DAG rejoins King & Spalding

Matt Baughman, who served as an associate deputy attorney general overseeing white-collar crime enforcement, has rejoined King & Spalding.

FCPA whistleblower lawyers: The early years were difficult

Around nine years ago two former Big Law attorneys gambled on building their own FCPA whistleblower practice. Their bet may finally be about to pay off.

FCPA-related personnel and policy changes

CFTC enforcement chief lays out nuances of self-reporting

James McDonald has explained that companies could get credit for self-reporting foreign corruption to the CFTC even if they’ve already come forward to the DOJ.

FCPA unit chief defends DOJ’s business-friendly approach

The DOJ’s foreign bribery unit chief has said that the department’s seemingly business-friendly approach under the Trump administration is ultimately for “selfish reasons”.

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A lawyer’s battle with prosecutors lifts lid on Odebrecht money laundering probe

A lawyer’s battle with prosecutors lifts lid on Odebrecht money laundering probe

As Peruvian authorities go after alleged key players in Odebrecht’s money laundering scheme, the US also makes a move – and angers a Miami defence lawyer in the process.

Law professor accuses DOJ of still failing to prosecute executives

Law professor accuses DOJ of still failing to prosecute executives

Law professor Brandon Garrett tells GIR why he thinks the DOJ is all bark and no bite over individual white-collar prosecutions.

 

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