Region: Asia-Pacific

Albemarle to pay US authorities $218 million for bribery scheme

The DOJ said it gave the chemical producer a 45% discount on its fine for “substantial” cooperation and remediation of the misconduct, which included an extra $763,453 reduction for withholding bonuses from 16 employees involved in the corruption.

29 September 2023

Switzerland accuses Karimova of leading global criminal enterprise

Swiss prosecutors have filed an indictment against the daughter of the former president of Uzbekistan and a former Uzbek telecoms executive for allegedly running a criminal organisation as part of an international bribery scheme.

29 September 2023

Clear Channel to pay SEC $26 million for FCPA violations in China

The SEC said the global advertiser showered Chinese transport officials with lavish gifts to score contracts to display ads on bus shelters and elsewhere. The company didn’t admit or deny the agency’s findings. Meanwhile, the DOJ declined to pursue charges.

28 September 2023

Former Cognizant execs’ trial on hold indefinitely

A New Jersey judge ruled to put on hold the trial of two former Cognizant executives accused of bribery because a key government witness is unable to travel.

28 September 2023

DOJ asks to push Cognizant execs' bribery trial back one month

The two former Cognizant executives accused of bribery have opposed a request by prosecutors to delay the long-anticipated trial set for October.

27 September 2023

Indonesia plots UK lawsuit to challenge Airbus DPA

26 September 2023

Australia fines US brokerage for “negligent” compliance

20 September 2023

ENRC seeks full SFO report on alleged media leaks

The agency told a London court that any review of redactions in an internal investigation report about alleged leaks of confidential information to the press should be handled by its incoming director Nick Ephgrave.

19 September 2023

Singapore regulator more than doubles AML penalties

19 September 2023

GIR Awards 2023: Investigations Consultancy of the Year and Enforcement Agency or Prosecutor of the Year

GIR unveils the shortlists for Investigations Consultancy of the Year and Enforcement Agency or Prosecutor of the Year.

15 September 2023

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