Region: Africa & Middle East

Empowering the investigator: intelligent automation to make investigators the key decision-makers

To produce investigations that are genuinely useful in the fight against financial crime, investigators at financial institutions need to be empowered decision-makers instead of support staff handling the output of automated systems, says risk consultant Matthew Redhead, adviser to Blackdot Solutions.

02 March 2021

Former SBM Offshore exec sentenced in Unaoil bribery case

Paul Bond did “his utterly dishonest best” to create a false narrative when presented with evidence of his participation in the corruption, a London judge said on Monday when he sentenced the former SBM Offshore sales manager to three-and-a-half years’ imprisonment.

01 March 2021

Paris court approves corruption DPA with transport company but rejects plea bargains with execs

26 February 2021

Iron Mountain submits explanation for Iran sanctions issue

Information management company Iron Mountain says that the possible US sanctions violations it disclosed to the Treasury Department in 2020 were “inadvertent”.

25 February 2021

Nigeria confirms new head of anti-corruption agency

25 February 2021

SFO secures conviction of former SBM Offshore executive

A London jury has found Paul Bond, a former sales manager at Dutch oil company SBM Offshore, guilty of taking part in a scheme to bribe Iraqi officials in exchange for oil contracts.

24 February 2021

Canadian court orders AG to turn over US charging documents to Iranian executive

24 February 2021

DOJ accused of “naked and exorbitant attempt” to interfere in UK court proceedings

Lawyers for energy company PetroSaudi have claimed that US prosecutors are trying to subvert UK money laundering legislation by interfering in a civil dispute with Venezuela’s state-owned energy company.

23 February 2021

Australian prosecutors file more charges against former Leighton Offshore executive

23 February 2021

Gertler arrangement “defied Treasury Department norms”

22 February 2021

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