A restitution battle has forced hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management and the US Department of Justice to request an extension to a three-year deferred prosecution agreement.
William Lawler, a former Vinson & Elkins partner, has joined Blank Rome in the firm’s white-collar defence and investigation group in Washington, DC.
Armengol Alfonso Cevallos Díaz is the latest Florida businessman to change his plea to guilty for his role in a multi-million dollar Ecuadorian bribery scheme.
Since 2017 the number of new foreign bribery cases opened by the SEC has dipped. “Certainly, it means more competition for existing cases,” said one private practitioner.
GIR spoke to former senior criminal division official Matt Miner about the ins-and-outs of the policy changes he oversaw at the DOJ. Some policy updates were easier to draft than others, he said.
Neal Hochberg, a former senior advisor at FTI Consulting, has joined Charles River Associates as vice president of its risk, investigations & analytics practice in New York.
In today’s news round-up, a new book says President Trump once told an aide to draft an executive order killing the FCPA, and Lev Parnas says he was part of a team that offered to help Dmitry Firtash nix foreign bribery charges in exchange for dirt on the Mueller probe.
A Brooklyn federal jury found former Barbados minister Donville Inniss guilty of laundering bribes he took from an insurance company. The government had argued that Inniss’s efforts to avoid detection were a clear sign of his wrongdoing.
The acting heads of the foreign bribery and healthcare fraud units in the criminal division’s fraud section are taking over on a permanent basis.
The criminal division's Matthew Miner has said that some companies should be able to secure a declination based primarily on their compliance efforts.
The investigative arm of US immigration agency ICE is taking on more foreign bribery cases every year, according to a special agent and data from a Freedom of Information Act request.
The criminal division toned down diversity language previously included in monitorship agreements, prompting white-collar lawyers to voice concern.