Covington must hand over seven client names in relation to hack

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An SEC request to disclose client names will not break attorney-client privilege or exceed the agency’s statutory authority, a federal judge said.

25 July 2023

DOJ didn’t direct Cognizant interviews, judge finds

The New Jersey federal judge also denied a motion by two former executives accused of bribery to compel the government to search more of the company’s files for exculpatory material.

24 July 2023

CGU fines subsidiary of German company over trade information bribery scheme

The subsidiary of a Hamburg-based chemicals distribution company has settled an investigation into its participation in a scheme to illegally obtain foreign trade information from Brazil’s tax and customs agency.

24 July 2023

Former Russian bank board members get de-listed

The Office of Foreign Assets Control de-listed two former Russian bank board members who sued the US government arguing that they were wrongfully sanctioned.

21 July 2023

Former Fiat Chrysler employee pleads guilty in Dieselgate scandal

A former executive at carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has pleaded guilty to taking part in a conspiracy to mislead US regulators and customers about the emissions and fuel efficiency of certain vehicles.

21 July 2023

New cyber unit could lead to more turf wars in DOJ, lawyers say

A new section in the National Security Division will devote more resources to cybercrime, but lawyers said it may compete with a Criminal Division unit for cases.

21 July 2023

KleptoCapture chief leaves for Manhattan US attorney’s office

Andrew Adams will step down from a task force targeting Russian oligarchs as he heads back to the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

20 July 2023

US lawmakers re-introduce bill to criminalise demand-side of foreign bribery

The legislation proposes to punish foreign officials with up to 15 years in prison for seeking or accepting a bribe from a US person or company. The measure has already stalled twice – first in 2019 and later in 2021.

20 July 2023

Switzerland returns millions to Taiwan from naval bribery case

Switzerland has returned $138 million to Taiwan stemming from a bribery case dating back to the 1990s.

20 July 2023

UK accused of making ex-Evraz exec a “poster boy” for Russia sanctions

A businessman with ties to Roman Abramovich wants to be removed from a UK sanctions list over the “disproportionate” harms allegedly caused by the listing.

20 July 2023

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