Region: Africa & Middle East

SEC investigating Ericsson over undisclosed Iraq material

The Swedish telecoms company has said it will fully cooperate with the US Securities Exchange Commission.

10 June 2022

Following Gupta arrests, lawyers warn of long journey to come

South African lawyers say the arrests of the Gupta brothers in Dubai on Monday are a real “milestone” but warned that it could take years for the pair to face trial over their alleged role in widespread corruption in South Africa.

09 June 2022

Retired businessman ordered to pay £700,000 in rare UK export control case

A London court has ordered a retired businessman to forfeit criminal proceeds from a scheme to send fighter jet parts to Iran in violation of arms controls.

09 June 2022

Third person convicted in UK Unaoil case launches appeal

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

Dubai police arrest British cum-ex suspect

The recent signing of an extradition treaty between Denmark and the UAE has paved the way for Dubai authorities to apprehend businessman Sanjay Shah on an international arrest warrant.

06 June 2022

‘Millions’ missing in DRC state miner’s repayments to treasury

06 June 2022

DOJ seizes $3.5 million property linked to former Gambian president

The US will recommend that proceeds from the sale of the mansion go to the people of Gambia.

27 May 2022

US prosecutors push for “significant prison sentence” for BitMEX founder

US prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum submitted on 12 May that Arthur Hayes’ “willful and continuous” violation of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) was enough to deserve a “significant sentence of incarceration” of more than 12 months, though it did not ask for a specific sentence.

17 May 2022

France opens torture investigation into Interpol chief

12 May 2022

People news: Former SFO prosecutor joins Greenberg Traurig

In the latest people news roundup, a former SFO prosecutor has joined Greenberg Traurig following a flurry of appointments and departures in the firm’s London office, while Nardello has hired an ex-CIA analyst.

11 May 2022

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