Region: Latin America & Caribbean

Brazilian Sembcorp subsidiary under CGU probe

Brazil’s anti-corruption agency is investigating “alleged irregularities” at the local subsidiary of Singapore oil rig construction company SembCorp Marine.

27 March 2023

Deadline passes for JLT disgorgement funds to be credited to UK action

The DOJ said in March 2022 that it would credit JLT up to 100% of its $29 million US disgorgement, payable in connection with an Ecuadorean corruption case, if the company resolved similar facts with the SFO within a year.

24 March 2023

Behind Brazil’s new administrative settlement tool

GIR looks at a new corporate settlement mechanism in Brazil that provides an alternative avenue for companies in instances where they cannot qualify for a leniency agreement.

21 March 2023

SFO secures forfeiture of Operation Car Wash-linked funds

A London court has granted the Serious Fraud Office its largest-ever account forfeiture order for funds allegedly stemming from a Brazilian corruption scandal.

17 March 2023

Glencore ex-trader hopes to avoid prison time for manipulating benchmarks

Emilio Heredia claimed that the misconduct he was convicted for had been “encouraged, rewarded and fully embraced” at his former workplace.

16 March 2023

Ex-Fox International Channel CEO found guilty in Fifa bribery scheme

A jury found one of two ex-Fox executives and a Uruguayan sports company guilty of bribing football officials for lucrative broadcasting contracts.

09 March 2023

Brazil aims to join EU law enforcement cooperation group

08 March 2023

Ecuadorian judge approves charges in hydroelectric dam bribery scheme

An Ecuadorian judge has accepted the charges brought by prosecutors against 37 people, including a former president, over an alleged bribery scheme where Chinese state-owned company paid $76 million in bribes to public officials for nearly a decade.

06 March 2023

Metro Bank resolves US sanctions investigation without fine

02 March 2023

Ecuador to file charges over alleged hydroelectric dam bribery scheme

Ecuador’s top prosecutor has accused a Chinese engineering company of paying “tens of millions of dollars in bribes” to Ecuadorean public officials including a former president.

23 February 2023

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