Investigator's Guide to New York

Investigator's Guide to New York

Investigator's Guide to New York
Overlapping jurisdictions and competing interests are just some of the enforcement challenges faced by companies and their counsel in New York. Marieke Breijer investigates.

Investigator's Guide to New York

New York Investigator's Guide

Overlapping jurisdictions and competing interests are just some of the enforcement challenges faced by companies and their counsel in New York. Marieke Breijer investigates.

Highlights

SDNY prosecutors face setback in Venezuela sanctions case over evidence disclosure

The matter comes mere months after a New York judge vacated the sanctions conviction of an Iranian businessman due to prosecutors’ persistent mistakes in turning over evidence.

FBI orders agent training following mistakes in dropped sanctions case

Prosecutors said an FBI discovery that its agents may have used evidence subpoenaed for a New York state criminal investigation into an Iranian businessman in an unknown number of federal investigations raises “substantial” concerns.

Goldman Sachs agrees historic 1MDB resolution

Goldman Sachs has agreed to a $2.9 billion global settlement with a record-breaking 10 authorities for its role in a corruption scheme. The resolution includes the largest-ever penalty paid to US authorities in a foreign bribery case.

SDNY and EDNY prosecutors prepare to resume jury trials

Criminal division chiefs in both Manhattan and Brooklyn walked through preparations to resume jury trials next month amid coronavirus restrictions. Meanwhile, a Second Circuit judge predicted that there could be a spike in bench trials.

Halkbank formally demands removal of Judge Berman

A Turkish state-owned bank is attempting to bar a New York judge from a high-profile sanctions and money laundering trial over allegations of bias.

New York regulator hits Deutsche Bank over controversial relationships

German lender Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $150 million to settle a US probe into its dealings with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein as well as its poor management of high-risk correspondent banking arrangements.

Judge turns up the heat on SDNY prosecutors over troubled sanctions case

Judge Alison Nathan has asked Manhattan prosecutors a series of tough questions over their surprise request to drop a case against the convicted ex-owner of Malta’s Pilatus Bank.

Vale homes in on New York real estate in Steinmetz lawsuit

Brazilian mining company Vale is seeking information from associates of Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz to use in an English civil case linked to an alleged Guinean bribery scheme.

DFS appoints former IRS criminal investigation chief as GC

Richard Weber has joined the New York State Department of Financial Services as general counsel after just over a year at Swiss bank UBS.

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