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Lafarge back on the hook for crimes against humanity in Syria payments case

France’s highest court has ruled that cement manufacturer Lafarge can be charged with complicity in crimes against humanity over its alleged funding of armed groups, including ISIS.

07 September 2021

Counsel Watch: French firm guides JPMorgan to multi-million tax settlement and defendants lawyer up in SFO bribery trial

A co-founder of French firm Kiehman & Marembert has helped US investment bank JPMorgan reach a €25 million tax fraud settlement with French prosecutors following a six-year-long investigation.

07 September 2021

Former SFO head calls for financial rewards for agency’s top staff

The former director of the Serious Fraud Office, Sir David Green CB QC, has called for “significant rewards” to its top investigators, prosecutors and forensic accountants to stop them from leaving.

06 September 2021

DOJ must identify Brady material in enormous document dump, says California court

A California federal court sided with a defendant in a healthcare fraud case, agreeing that the amount of documents prosecutors gave the defence were too voluminous to review.

03 September 2021

Kraft Heinz settles SEC accounting misconduct probe

The US securities regulator has fined food and beverage company Kraft Heinz $62 million for allegedly engaging in a long-running illegal expense management scheme that resulted in several years of false accounting.

03 September 2021

JPMorgan reaches French tax fraud settlement

US investment bank JPMorgan has agreed to pay €25 million to settle a tax fraud investigation by French prosecutors.

03 September 2021

Ireland slaps WhatsApp with GDPR fine over data processing arrangements

Ireland’s privacy watchdog fined WhatsApp €225 million, the second largest GDPR penalty to date after Luxembourg’s €746 million fine to US online retailer Amazon in July.

03 September 2021

DOJ secures privilege win in Eleventh Circuit ruling

The appeals court backed the DOJ’s use of an in-house filter team to help sift out privileged documents during a money laundering investigation.

02 September 2021

Singapore charges UK national in Wirecard-linked probe

Singaporean police have charged a UK national with allegedly taking part in a fraud scheme at a company with links to collapsed German payment company Wirecard.

02 September 2021

FRC accuses KPMG and employees of misconduct during audit inspections

The UK’s accountancy regulator has accused KPMG of misleading reviews into audits of collapsed outsourcing company Carillion and data management company Regenersis.

01 September 2021

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