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Defendants in UK bribery scheme deny wrongdoing

Five individuals have pleaded not guilty to taking part in a domestic bribery and money laundering scheme related to the outfitting of commercial buildings in the UK.

20 September 2021

People News: former US prosecutors head for private practice

In the latest people news, nine former US federal prosecutors from across the country have decamped to private practice, as has an ex-SEC official.

20 September 2021

Mongolian authorities delve deeper into allegations against Rio Tinto

Emails suggest the parties are in a stand-off about access to an internal investigation report by Baker McKenzie that Rio Tinto claims cleared it of misleading investors about a delayed copper mining project.

17 September 2021

French court confirms Bloomberg punishment for false reporting

The Paris Court of Appeals has upheld a decision by France’s market regulator to penalise US media company Bloomberg for reporting false accounting information about construction company Vinci, but it reduced the fine by €2 million.

17 September 2021

Regulator clears ING executives over role in money laundering scandal

A Dutch banking regulator has closed an investigation into whether lender ING’s top executives committed ethical breaches in connection with a money laundering scandal at the bank.

17 September 2021

Former top US export official moves into consulting

Cordell Hull, the former head of the US export control enforcer, has joined a Washington, DC consulting firm founded by the current US secretary of state.

17 September 2021

GIR sanctions roundtable

Part II of the GIR sanctions roundtable transcript includes a discussion on global trends and priorities, views on countersanctions and blocking measures, and enforcement and cooperation strategies from the private and government side.

17 September 2021

DOJ flouted privilege safeguards, says investment company

A real estate investment company has accused the DOJ in Texas of ignoring basic privilege safeguards during a criminal investigation. It’s the latest episode in an ugly battle between the company and the department.

16 September 2021

Switzerland votes to reform OAG following Fifa scandal

Switzerland’s Council of States has agreed to consider strengthening oversight of the attorney general’s office after the country’s former top lawyer was accused of mishandling a corruption investigation into world football body Fifa.

16 September 2021

European court condemns Belgium over treatment of ex-EU official in bribery probe

Belgian prosecutors violated a former EU official’s right to a fair trial when interrogating him in a corruption investigation linked to Swiss commodities trader Glencore, Europe’s human rights court has ruled.

15 September 2021

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