SFO secures conviction in office refurbishment bribery case

Roger Dewhirst pleaded guilty in May 2022 for two counts of breaching the UK Bribery Act, prior to a trial where three co-defendants were recently acquitted.

13 February 2023

German prosecutors raid three companies in sanctions evasion probe

The Cologne public prosecutor’s office has searched three companies and a number of private homes as part of an investigation into bypassing EU sanctions against Russia.

13 February 2023

Texas federal judge rules court can’t reopen DPA in Boeing 737 Max case

US District Judge Reed O’Connor also ruled that relatives of the crash victims who asked to join the case late last year had waited too long to do so.

10 February 2023

Singapore: international cooperation failures derailed Keppel prosecutions

Under pressure from opposition politicians, the Singaporean government explained why prosecutors failed to charge former executives at Keppel Offshore & Marine over a foreign bribery scheme.

10 February 2023

Fifth Circuit revives PDVSA cases

An appeals court overturned a Texas federal judge’s decision to dismiss the DOJ's bribery and money laundering cases against two Swiss citizens for lack of jurisdiction.

09 February 2023

3M teases potential settlement with US over alleged corruption in China

The announcement comes more than three years after the manufacturing giant launched an internal probe into potential misconduct tied to business groups in China

09 February 2023

Counsel Watch: GFG Alliance hires well-known firm for SFO investigation

In the latest counsel watch, Sanjeev Gupta’s embattled metals group has hired a top London lawyer to handle an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office and Bernie Ecclestone has bulked up his legal team for an upcoming tax fraud trial.

09 February 2023

DOJ charges third Vekselberg “enabler” over sanctions breaches

US prosecutors have charged a New York-based Russian with money laundering and sanctions evasion for allegedly helping his “close friend”, a sanctioned oligarch, take care of his US property portfolio.

08 February 2023

Ethnic prejudice questions surface in Fifa bribery trial

A judge ordered all sides of the ongoing Fifa trial to stop submitting filings about a motion to sever the case based on allegations that arguments presented by the government and a corporate co-defendant are prejudicial.

07 February 2023

Ukraine freezes mining company’s bank accounts

A Ukrainian court has frozen the bank accounts of a local subsidiary of Swiss-headquartered iron ore producer Ferrexpo at the request of Ukraine’s Office of the Prosecutor General.

07 February 2023

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