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Compliance professionals target anti-bribery inefficiency

Compliance professionals target anti-bribery inefficiency

Compliance professionals say the due diligence process before companies hire third parties is time-consuming, inefficient and needs to change.

SEC eyes investment adviser tied to Odebrecht bribery scheme

SEC eyes investment adviser tied to Odebrecht bribery scheme

The SEC has launched an administrative case against a former Merrill Lynch investment adviser amid allegations that he arranged bribe payments by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

DOJ, SEC end Usana FCPA probe

DOJ, SEC end Usana FCPA probe

Citing Usana’s cooperation efforts, the DOJ and SEC closed their FCPA investigations into the Utah nutrition company without enforcement action.

FCPA Docket: Supreme Court declines to hear foreign bribery appeal

FCPA Docket: Supreme Court declines to hear foreign bribery appeal

In today’s news round-up, the Supreme Court rejects a Macao billionaire’s bid to appeal his foreign bribery conviction, and the DOJ suggests a PetroEcuador defendant should be sentenced to nine years.

Ex-Fifa vice president gets time served for bribery

On 29 June via videoconference, a Brooklyn federal judge sentenced Alfredo Hawit to time served and two years of supervised release for accepting bribes in exchange for awarding lucrative media rights at soccer events.

Challenges, opportunities and the future of FCPA enforcement after Liu v SEC

Neil Smith, David Peet and Nicholas Perkins at K&L Gates say the Supreme Court’s recent disgorgement ruling will affect FCPA settlement negotiations for years.

Fraud Section prosecutor picked to serve on local DC appeals court

The White House announced President Trump's intent to nominate Vijay Shanker, a senior litigation counsel in the Criminal Division’s fraud section, to serve as an associate judge on the local DC appeals court.

In politically charged Flynn case, DC circuit reaffirms limited power of judges

Despite concerns about political interference in DOJ cases, the DC Circuit once again said judges have extremely limited oversight powers of prosecutorial charging decisions.

FCPA-related personnel and policy changes

International evidence sharing has slowed, Benczkowski says

DOJ criminal division chief Brian Benczkowski said the pandemic has slowed the production of evidence from and into the US.

FCPA prosecutor picked to lead new privilege unit

The Criminal Division’s fraud section has picked a department veteran to lead the newly formed Special Matters Unit.

Editor's picks

Press ask Houston court to unseal Unaoil documents

Press ask Houston court to unseal Unaoil documents

GIR is one of three publications that have moved to open up proceedings in a US Department of Justice case against the Ahsani brothers.

Who is the World Bank’s new INT chief?

Who is the World Bank’s new INT chief?

“He is quiet, eerily so in the beginning. I was like, ‘Why doesn't he ask more questions?’ But he just listened – that's who he is.”

 

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