Region: Colombia

Colombia investigating 12 companies over alleged bribery

08 May 2018

The Odebrecht Fact Sheet

Despite reaching a settlement with US, Brazilian and Swiss authorities over a year ago, the fallout from Odebrecht’s bribery scheme continues with the company agreeing two additional settlements and Latin American prosecutors charging more public officials.

13 February 2018

Colombian official resigns amid Odebrecht bribery investigation

25 August 2017

Colombian officials allegedly received US$27 million in bribes from Odebrecht

27 July 2017

OECD expert: competition reduces corruption

A senior competition law expert at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said that antitrust authorities’ work benefits their countries politically as well as economically – but warned against the effects of excessive transparency.

23 November 2016

US Supreme Court asked to resolve uncertainty over RICO extraterritoriality

US food and tobacco company RJR Nabisco has asked the US Supreme Court to review the extraterritorial scope of the RICO Act, after the EU tried to use the law to sue the company for conduct that occurred outside the US.

05 August 2015

Sigelman settles DoJ FCPA case with guilty plea and fine

Former PetroTiger co-CEO Joseph Sigelman pleaded guilty on 15 June to conspiring to violate the FCPA and agreed to pay US$239,000 in restitution, according to GIR Just Anti-Corruption. Sigelman was originally charged with six counts, after he was accused of bribing the wife of an official at Colombian state-owned oil company Ecopetrol to secure a contract.

15 June 2015

Sigelman lawyers move for mistrial

The defence for Joseph Sigelman, the former PetroTiger co-CEO on trial in the US for alleged FCPA violations, has moved for a mistrial, arguing that federal prosecutors “crossed the line” by introducing “uncorroborated and unfairly prejudicial propensity evidence”.

08 June 2015

Matteson Ellis moves to Miller & Chevalier full-time

After spending two years as special counsel at Washington, DC-based Miller & Chevalier, anti-corruption lawyer Matteson Ellis speaks to GIR about the benefits of joining the firm as a member.

27 April 2015

PetroTiger trial delayed for Colombian witness

A New Jersey federal judge has delayed the FCPA trial of former PetroTiger chief executive Joseph Sigelman for two months, to allow a former Colombian official accused of receiving bribes from the company to testify.

09 April 2015

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