Region: Austria

Ecclestone settlement exposes German law imperfections

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Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone’s €74 million payment to settle criminal bribery allegations in Germany has exposed doubts about whether such agreements are legally acceptable.

07 August 2014

ECJ clarifies double jeopardy rules

Cross-border double jeopardy protection in the EU will only apply when criminal penalties have been fully enforced, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

29 May 2014

Switzerland probes Yanukovych money-laundering allegations

The Swiss prosecutor’s office in Geneva announced on Friday it has opened a criminal investigation into alleged aggravated money laundering by ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych and his son Oleksandr.

03 March 2014

Austrian bank executives accused of paying bribes to Syrian officials

Prosecutors told an Austrian court that former employees at OeBS, a banknote printing company, paid bribes to officials at both Syrian and Azerbaijan banks in exchange for winning contracts to print money for them.

21 February 2014

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