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The Fifth Circuit said documents tied to the sentencing of former Unaoil executive Saman Ahsani should stay out of the public eye for now, though it acknowledged “numerous procedural irregularities” by a lower court as it dealt with media organisations’ attempts to unseal information in the case.
07 August 2023
Proceedings in the sentencing of Saman Ahsani that contained information about his cooperation were rightfully closed because they were akin to a sidebar, the government said.
09 May 2023
GIR, the Guardian and the Financial Times argue the judge violated the First Amendment and common law when he denied their motion to unseal and closed part of Ahsani’s sentencing to the public without notice.
07 April 2023
Saman Ahsani, a key player in the Unaoil bribery scheme, was recently sentenced to a relatively short prison term of just one year and one day, raising questions about the nature of his cooperation with DOJ prosecutors.
17 March 2023
Nearly one in five roles at the UK’s Serious Fraud Office are vacant or filled by temporary workers as the agency admits it struggles to recruit “ambitious people”.
20 October 2022
The authors of two reports into failings at the UK’s Serious Fraud Office said a lack of resources is the biggest issue the agency faces.
19 October 2022
UK practitioners condemned the UK’s anti-fraud watchdog for the “basic” failures described in recent reviews of the agency and say the reports provide an urgent opportunity for learning and reflection by the SFO and the government.
28 July 2022
Another former Iraq territory manager at the controversial Monaco consultancy wants his conviction thrown out over the SFO’s failure to disclose its contact with a non-legal “fixer”.
07 June 2022
06 June 2022
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