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Is South Africa the new Brazil?

Is South Africa the new Brazil?

Jenner & Block partners Nicholas Barnaby and David Lachman say there are parallels between the corruption scandals engulfing Brazil and South Africa.

Ex-Bechtel exec tells appeals court guilty plea is invalid

Ex-Bechtel exec tells appeals court guilty plea is invalid

A former executive at a Bechtel joint venture with an Egyptian utility company who pleaded guilty to bribery-related charges has told an appeals court that the Supreme Court’s decision in McDonnell has invalidated his deal with prosecutors.

DOJ: McDonnell irrelevant to appeal by ex-Guinean mines minister

DOJ: McDonnell irrelevant to appeal by ex-Guinean mines minister

The DOJ has argued that a 2016 Supreme Court ruling cannot be applied to US money laundering cases that are based on violations of overseas bribery laws.

Former Aruban telecoms manager pleads guilty in bribery scheme

Former Aruban telecoms manager pleads guilty in bribery scheme

Dutch citizen Egbert Koolman admitted to laundering bribes paid in part by a Miami businessman who also pleaded guilty.

FCPA Docket: DOJ loses bid to disqualify lawyer from PDVSA case

In today’s news round-up, a federal court denies the DOJ’s motion to disqualify a lawyer in an FCPA case, and several firms announce new hires.

New fraud section DAAG, while in private practice, suggested DOJ changes

The DOJ’s new deputy assistant attorney general overseeing the criminal division’s fraud section has previously suggested making compliance a more important factor in charging decisions and clarifying parts of the Yates Memo.

US secures second guilty plea in Ecuador bribery case

A second Ecuador official has pleaded guilty to a money laundering conspiracy charge as part of a US investigation into alleged bribery.

FCPA Docket: DPAs with two Alstom subsidiaries dismissed

In today’s news round-up, a US court dismisses DPAs with two Alstom subsidiaries and the DOJ rubbishes a defence attorney’s claim that he’s not conflicted.

FCPA-related personnel and policy changes

Editor's picks

Short-seller: How I search for potential FCPA violations

Short-seller: How I search for potential FCPA violations

Carson Block looks for companies that may be violating the law, and then bets their stock price will drop. In an interview, he explains how he finds businesses that could be bribing foreign officials.

Why the SEC’s bribery charges don’t matter

Why the SEC’s bribery charges don’t matter

An economist says companies facing an SEC FCPA enforcement action should worry less about the statute’s civil anti-bribery provisions and more about its accounting provisions. GIR Just Anti-Corruption talks to the man behind the research.

 

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