Region: United States of America

Report: US prosecutors subpoena hedge funds connected to Binance

09 January 2023

Court approves Danske Bank’s US plea deal

06 January 2023

Counsel Watch: Gibson Dunn advises Binance on DOJ investigation

In the latest counsel watch, GIR looks at the white-collar lawyers acting for cryptocurrency company Binance, and those involved in recent cross-border bribery settlements and the US case against crypto company FTX’s founder Sam Bankman-Fried.

05 January 2023

Former Bolivian government official gets 70 months in prison for laundering bribes

Arturo Carlos Murillo Prijic, who served in former Bolivian president Jeanine Áñez’s administration from 2019 until late 2020, pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering on 20 October.

05 January 2023

Former GE engineer sentenced over turbine technology theft scheme

A US district court in Albany, New York, has sentenced a former General Electric engineer to prison for conspiring to steal information about the company’s turbine technology for Chinese state entities.

04 January 2023

Alex Saab not a Venezuelan diplomat, judge rules

The disputed government of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro “exploit[ed] the law of diplomatic immunities” to avoid Saab’s extradition to the United States, a Florida judge wrote.

03 January 2023

FCPA Docket: Safran agrees to disgorge $17 million, receives DOJ declination

The DOJ declined to prosecute aerospace company Safran for bribery; a former risk director for the Ecuadorian police pension fund will spend five years in prison for taking bribes; two current Ericsson executives were accused of approving protection payments to the Islamic State and al-Qaeda.

03 January 2023

ICYMI: News developments over the holidays

A very Happy New Year from all of us at Global Investigations Review. Catch up on the news you may have missed over the holidays, including an OFAC settlement, a VimpelCom-linked fine imposed on EY in the Netherlands, and another end-of-year leniency agreement in Brazil.

03 January 2023

Venezuelan presidential crisis spills over into Saab case

A Miami court is hearing arguments as to whether it should grant diplomatic immunity to one of the key allies of disputed Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro.

20 December 2022

SEC and DOJ set sights once more on ephemeral messaging and personal device use

The DOJ and SEC’s recent focus on ephemeral messaging means companies will have to act swiftly to avoid pitfalls related to their employees’ use of widely available messaging platforms, say Ann Sultan and Andrew Wise, members at Miller & Chevalier.

20 December 2022

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