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DOJ’s corporate enforcement changes a “step backward”, says Chamber exec

“These are not reforms that encourage an atmosphere of cooperation by employers,” a senior business lobby executive said.

03 December 2021

New US sanctions chief takes control

Brian Nelson, the Treasury Department’s new under secretary of terrorism and financial intelligence, is the first person to fill the position on a permanent basis in almost two years.

03 December 2021

PNF director: Airbus case a high water mark for international cooperation

The head of France’s financial crime prosecution agency has said the Airbus bribery case “set a new standard” for cooperation between his agency, the US Justice Department and the UK’s Serious Fraud Office.

03 December 2021

GIR Live: UK covid fraud prosecutions unlikely anytime soon

“The court system at the minute is on its knees,” said a leading white-collar barrister.

03 December 2021

Italian prosecutors probe Juventus over Ronaldo transfer

The Turin Public Prosecutor’s Office is investigating Juventus Football Club in connection with the team’s recent sale of high-profile player Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United.

03 December 2021

DOJ appoints permanent Fraud Section DAAG

Following a swift rise, Lisa Miller is now the permanent deputy assistant attorney general with oversight of the Fraud Section.

02 December 2021

GIR Live: Home Office failing to match SFO’s anti-fraud commitment

A former director of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office has said the Home Office has failed to provide the anti-fraud agency with the resources it needs to effectively tackle corporate crime.

02 December 2021

GIR Live: DPAs can prevent the SFO from prosecuting individuals

White-collar crime lawyers say the Serious Fraud Office’s desire to reach settlements with companies sometimes comes at the expense of their attempts to prosecute individuals.

02 December 2021

Ex-Panama president’s son pleads guilty over Odebrecht scheme

Luis Martinelli, who was recently denied bail because of his previous flight from the US, pleaded guilty over his role in an alleged bribery scheme at Odebrecht.

02 December 2021

Companies are erring on the side of caution, says Criminal Division chief

Kenneth Polite said he sees companies flagging any and all allegations of misconduct to the DOJ, particularly when they’re already subject to settlement agreements.

01 December 2021

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