Region: United States of America

DOJ offers declinations to recidivist companies

A top DOJ official announced a number of revisions to the agency's corporate enforcement policy that could grant bigger fine reductions or declinations to companies with cases containing aggravating factors if they self-report misconduct and cooperate with investigations.

17 January 2023

Ericsson sets $220 million aside for potential DOJ resolution over breach of DPA

The DOJ has twice warned the Swedish multinational it had breached a $1 billion bribery settlement reached with US authorities in 2019.

12 January 2023

Lafarge faces civil suits related to ISIS payments

The families of US citizens who were killed in a series of terrorist attacks throughout Europe and the Middle East have filed suits against French cement producer LaFarge over payments it made to ISIS and affiliated groups.

12 January 2023

SEC sues Covington seeking client information in cyber hack probe

Covington & Burling accused the SEC of trying to “pry client confidences from an innocent law firm to assess whether any securities violations have taken place”.

12 January 2023

Keppel ex-managers escape charges over Brazilian bribery scheme

Singapore's anti-corruption agency has announced charging decisions following investigations into former executives at two subsidiaries of infrastructure company Keppel Corporation.

12 January 2023

Hawaiian businesswoman denies PRC ties

Nickie Lum Davis asked a Hawaii federal judge to sentence her to probation for her alleged participation in a 1MDB-related lobbying scheme so she could take care of her daughter.

11 January 2023

US man to forfeit $2.9 million for violating Iran sanctions

A dual US-Iranian citizen pleaded guilty to two simultaneous schemes to trade Iranian oil products.

10 January 2023

Cruise lines ordered to pay $450 million for using Cuban port

Several cruise lines said they would appeal against the rulings, which mark the first damages awards under a US law allowing US entities to file claims against those who “traffic” in assets seized during the 1960 Cuban revolution.

10 January 2023

SEC punishes McDonalds, ex-CEO for market disclosure breaches

Two of the SEC’s own commissioners objected to the regulator’s decision to punish McDonald’s despite accepting that the company was a victim of its former CEO’s misconduct.

09 January 2023

DOJ seeks two-year sentence for ex-Merrill Lynch traders

09 January 2023

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