Region: Europe

FinCEN issues kleptocracy warning highlighting Russian corruption

19 April 2022

Former Coca-Cola executive sentenced over UK bribery scheme

In a first for the UK’s Met Police, a London court also sentenced three companies for failing to prevent bribery.

14 April 2022

Swiss money laundering probe into Egypt’s former ruling family fizzles out

Swiss prosecutors have closed an 11-year-long investigation into ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s “entourage” after seizing just $34 million of almost $650 million in frozen funds.

14 April 2022

Fired Fresenius GC files lawsuit over whistleblower claims

The former top US lawyer at Fresenius claims he was dismissed last month for reporting concerns about bribery, corruption and embezzlement at the German medical company.

13 April 2022

DOJ investigates corruption allegations at Norwegian energy company

US authorities have opened an investigation into alleged corruption at Oslo-based energy company PetroNor.

13 April 2022

People News: Manhattan US attorney appoints a chief counsel

In the latest round-up, US Attorney Damian Williams adds to his senior leadership team, another former FinCEN official heads to a crypto exchange and a US firm has launched a new strategic risk and crisis management practice.

12 April 2022

UK accounting watchdog probes Deloitte over transport company audits

As its auditor faces regulatory scrutiny, transport network operator Go-Ahead said the UK’s Serious Fraud Office is “aware” of fraud allegations against the company.

12 April 2022

Lawyer denies “tipping off” client about SFO probe

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has charged commercial solicitor William Osmond with illicitly disclosing the existence of a money laundering investigation.

11 April 2022

HMRC issues biggest ever penalty for illicit weapons exports

Experts are concerned by the anonymous HMRC settlement. “The fact it’s such a high figure indicates two things: One, it’s pretty damn serious. Two, if it had gone to a criminal trial the fine could have been a lot more,” said one former prosecutor.

08 April 2022

BIS blocks three Russian airlines for export control violations

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The Commerce Department made its first enforcement move following new export controls implemented in response to Russia’s war on Ukraine.

07 April 2022

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