Region: United States of America

In adoption bribery case, company attacks DOJ privilege stance

A defunct company has pushed back against prosecutors’ assertions that its claims of privilege no longer stand. The government effectively “put the corporation out of business and now seeks to void the privilege,” the adoption agency's counsel said.

11 January 2021

Baptiste defends ineffective counsel ruling

Former US army colonel Joseph Baptiste fought back against the DOJ’s attempt to overturn a Boston federal court’s decision that quashed his foreign bribery conviction.

11 January 2021

US prosecutors look to block expert witness in JPMorgan spoofing case

11 January 2021

Deutsche Bank to pay $130 million to settle DOJ, SEC investigations

German lender Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay over $130 million to resolve foreign bribery and spoofing charges.

08 January 2021

FCPA Docket: Transition moves

In today’s news round-up, ins and outs at the DOJ and a former Goldman Sachs banker charged in the 1MDB case says prosecutors broke an agreement.

08 January 2021

US court system investigating SolarWinds-linked cyber hack

08 January 2021

Boeing to pay $2.5 billion for 737 Max fraud

Boeing has entered into a DPA over a charge that two of its former employees concealed information about its 737 Max airplanes from a US regulator.

07 January 2021

“This is a big change”: Congress broadens SEC’s disgorgement authority

The move follows years of frustration over Supreme Court rulings that penned in the SEC’s ability to seek ill-gotten gains. “The shackles have been taken off,” said one former senior SEC official.

07 January 2021

US authorities given additional powers to subpoena foreign banks

The recently passed US defence bill significantly increases the scope of banking records that the Justice and Treasury departments can demand from foreign banks.

07 January 2021

Steinmetz bribery trial to begin in Switzerland

Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz will face charges that he paid bribes to secure mining rights in Guinea’s Simandou region in the first international corruption case brought to trial by the Geneva public prosecutor’s office.

07 January 2021

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