Region: North America

Iron Mountain submits explanation for Iran sanctions issue

Information management company Iron Mountain says that the possible US sanctions violations it disclosed to the Treasury Department in 2020 were “inadvertent”.

25 February 2021

US judge chides prosecutors over potentially unconstitutional searches in sanctions case

A US judge has rebuked federal prosecutors for a “shocking dereliction of prosecutorial responsibility” over the use of material obtained from search warrants in a botched sanctions case against an Iranian businessman.

24 February 2021

Fraud Section report shows drop in individual prosecutions

An annual report by the Criminal Division’s fraud section shows the effect of the pandemic on individual prosecutions.

24 February 2021

Fresenius monitorship delayed by pandemic

The German healthcare company said the monitorship faced “certain delays” due to pandemic restrictions.

24 February 2021

Canadian court orders AG to turn over US charging documents to Iranian executive

24 February 2021

Rio Tinto set to go to trial in Australia in 2022 over alleged Mozambique fraud

24 February 2021

Samsung signs $149m corruption settlement with Brazil

Brazil announced the agreement 15 months after Samsung and the US Justice Department reached a DPA over the same underlying conduct.

23 February 2021

DOJ accused of “naked and exorbitant attempt” to interfere in UK court proceedings

Lawyers for energy company PetroSaudi have claimed that US prosecutors are trying to subvert UK money laundering legislation by interfering in a civil dispute with Venezuela’s state-owned energy company.

23 February 2021

SEC once again breaks whistleblower award records

After a rise in whistleblower awards in 2020, the SEC reported more momentum in the past few months. “We already broke last year’s record”, the agency's whistleblower chief said.

23 February 2021

Brazilian lawyer and FTI director join IDB sanctions committee

Two compliance and investigations specialists take over from arbitration lawyers on the Inter-American Development Bank’s sanctions committee, which adjudicates on contested corruption, fraud and collusion cases.

23 February 2021

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