Region: Asia-Pacific

Austrac sues third casino operator in 2022

Australia’s civil anti-money laundering enforcer has started legal action against SkyCity, just a week after launching similar proceedings against another gambling business.

07 December 2022

FCPA Docket: ABB settles SEC charges

The SEC levied a $75 million civil penalty on ABB, a Korean data company has been debarred from the World Bank, and Mexican bribery charges have been added to the DOJ’s case against Javier Aguilar.

05 December 2022

US judge agrees to end Huawei CFO’s prosecution

05 December 2022

US moves to dismiss charges against Huawei CFO

Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei’s founder and current chief financial officer at the company, agreed to a four-year DPA, back-dated to the time of her arrest in 2018, in 2021.

02 December 2022

Austrac launches civil penalty proceedings against Star Entertainment

Australia’s financial watchdog has investigated the casino operator since June 2021 and identified “a multitude of issues” with Star Entertainment’s AML compliance.

30 November 2022

A look back at the GIR Awards 2022

View the photos of GIR’s 8th annual awards ceremony, held at the Four Seasons in Washington, DC on 17 November in aid of the Swawou School for girls in Kenema, Sierra Leone.

29 November 2022

Airbus enters second foreign bribery settlement in France

The French prosecution agency told GIR that it couldn’t include the Libyan and Kazakh bribery matters in the company’s record-breaking settlement in 2020 because the investigating magistrate handling the cases hadn’t formally charged Airbus at the time.

25 November 2022

Turkish government calls out “demeaning” Halkbank prosecution

The Turkish government said the DOJ’s prosecution of Halkbank has strained political ties between the two countries, describing the US criminal case as “a demeaning move against Türkiye’s dignity”.

25 November 2022

Austrac enters “enforceable undertaking” with ING

25 November 2022

Sweden closes China-focused Ericsson bribery investigation

Leif Görts, the prosecutor in Sweden’s National Anti-Corruption Unit who led the investigation, told GIR that he closed the probe because his office could not identify the recipients of suspected bribes.

15 November 2022

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