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Brazil charges French engineering company execs with corruption

Brazilian prosecutors have filed criminal complaints against two executives at French engineering company Doris Group over allegedly corrupt platform vessel contracts worth more than $200 million.

27 August 2021

Bank of China settles US sanctions probe

The US Treasury Department’s sanctions enforcer has slapped the Bank of China’s UK arm with a $2.3 million penalty for executing over $40 million worth of transactions on behalf of Sudanese customers.

27 August 2021

People News: MIMF Unit official heads to private practice

The principal assistant chief of the Fraud Section’s market integrity and major frauds unit is joining a law firm in Washington, DC, and Dechert has hired a former federal prosecutor who featured in GIR’s most recent Women in Investigations survey.

27 August 2021

Weissmann goes in-house

The former Fraud Section chief and Russia investigation prosecutor recently left Jenner & Block.

26 August 2021

Baltic authorities target Estonian bank in coordinated action

Financial regulators in the Baltic states have urged Estonian bank Luminor to improve its anti-money laundering measures after authorities conducted coordinated searches that revealed deficiencies in its branches across the region.

26 August 2021

Canadian court orders retrial in Cryptometrics bribery case

An Ontario court has thrown out the bribery convictions of two former employees at US biometrics company Cryptometrics, ruling that the judge who oversaw their case should have declared a mistrial.

25 August 2021

Senior Fraud Section official leaves DOJ

Albert Stieglitz left the Fraud Section last week, sources said.

24 August 2021

Ex-FinCEN officials: SEC action undermines US anti-money laundering efforts

A controversial SEC anti-money laundering case brought to the US Supreme Court presents a “unique opportunity to make clear to the courts, regulators, and industry alike” that FinCEN has exclusive authority to enforce the Bank Secrecy Act and its regulations, two former agency officials argue.

24 August 2021

Ex-El Salvador football official pleads guilty in Fifa probe

The former president of El Salvador’s football federation is the latest to admit to his role in an international corruption scheme.

23 August 2021

Dubai sets up money laundering court

Dubai has announced the establishment of a specialised money laundering court designed to combat financial crime as part of the UAE’s push to strengthen its defences against illicit money flows.

23 August 2021

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