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    PetroEcuador prosecutors can withhold ethics communications, for now

    July 26, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

    ... wrote. Goodman, however, said he is "still grappling" with the legal issues underlying Chatburn's suppression motion as he prepares to summarise his recommendations for the trial judge, Marcia G Cooke. If he and Judge Cooke later decide Chatburn's arguments hold more weight than the government's, "those email communications would need to be evaluated differently", Goodman wrote, and might then be ordered to be submitted for review.  Counsel to Chatburn did not respond...Author: Mary Jacoby...

    Defendant in alleged Mozambique loan scam not beyond reach, DOJ says

    July 25, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

    ... think you'd satisfy this if this were a civil complaint on what the fraud is in the instrument," Judge Raggi said on 5 March.  Willkie Farr partners Randall Jackson and Michael Schachter in New York later asked the court to consider: "What does this case against Mr Boustani and seven other foreign nationals have to do with the United States? Although the indictment runs 46 pages, nowhere does it offer any real answer to this fundamental question. The i...Author: Mary Jacoby...

    Policy against "piling on" helping evidence-sharing to bloom, enforcers say

    July 25, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

    ... prosecutors "look at each matter individually". If a company seems to have "taken this process seriously" by remediating and cooperating, their internal investigation of a whistleblower complaint is "certainly something we're going to give credit for." Another audience member asked whether US enforcers ever worry that some countries ask for  evidence sharing under the guise of a criminal investigation, when in reality they want material to inflict political punishment ...Author: Mary Jacoby...

    Ex-Credit Suisse banker pleads guilty in Mozambique fraud

    July 23, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

    ... Security Service who was a director and officer of the three Mozambican maritime companies that obtained the loans; and Teofilo Nhangumele, a citizen and resident of Mozambique, who allegedly acted on behalf of the Office of the President of Mozambique.  Reuters reported this month that South Africa's justice minister, Ronald Lamola, is working to reverse a decision by his predecessor to extradite Chang to Mozambique. Lamola is concerned that  sending Chang ...Author: Mary Jacoby...

    Microsoft subsidiary resolves criminal FCPA allegations with NPA

    July 22, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

    ... generated in part by unusually large discounts and payments to third-party vendors, who "at the direction of Microsoft Saudi Arabia employees," also paid for gifts, furniture, laptops and other equipment for Saudi government agencies, the SEC alleged. Approximately $130,000 of the funds were used to pay vendors for their roles in the bribery scheme, the SEC said. Similar misconduct took place in Turkey, the SEC said, while in Thailand third-party vendors participated in ...Author: Mary Jacoby...

    FCPA Docket: PetroEcuador case prosecutors assert privilege over ethics communications

    July 18, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

    ... Raut and Lorinda Laryea, FCPA unit trial attorneys at Main Justice in Washington, DC; as well as Randall Warden and Mary Ann McCarthy, trial attorneys with the money laundering & asset recovery section, also at Main Justice. Austria inches closer ... Russian-allied Ukrainian political party. Firtash denies wrongdoing and has called the foreign bribery charges politically motivated.  Trafigura to end use of third-party consultants Commodities trader Trafigura, fac...Author: Mary Jacoby...

    FBI's Miami squad eyes "facilitators" of international corruption

    July 09, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

    ... DOJ policy pushes, the result has been a string of new investigations into companies and corrupt individuals working in Latin America. Brazil's Operation Car Wash investigation into corruption surrounding state-owned oil company Petrobras was the big one, spinning off multiple related investigations. Now agents are engaged in a wide-ranging roll-up of bribery and money laundering centred on Venezuela's state-owned oil company Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDV...Author: Mary Jacoby...

    US indicts Colombian businessmen in connection with Venezuelan bribe scheme

    July 25, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

    ... embassy in Washington, DC, for comment on the OFAC allegations, but the phone appeared not to be working. The allegations are part of a long-running DOJ focus on corruption in Venezuela, where the policies of Maduro's socialist government have led to a breakdown in the economy and dangerous shortages of food, medicine and electricity. For the DOJ FCPA unit trial attorney John-Alex Romano in Washington, DC and assistant US attorney Michael Nadler in Miami...Author: Mary Jacoby, Clara Hudson...

    Another FCPA unit assistant chief departs

    July 17, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

    ... Justice Department in 2007 as an assistant US attorney in San Francisco. He moved to the criminal fraud section at Main Justice in March 2012 as a trial attorney, and was promoted to assistant chief in the FCPA unit in January 2015. A spokesman for the Department of Justice declined to comment. Helou did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent via LinkedIn. A representative of Wilson Sonsini did not immediately respond to a request for comment....Author: Mary Jacoby, Clara Hudson...

    FCPA Docket: DOJ 1MDB investigation spreads to Deutsche Bank

    July 11, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

    ... declined to comment to the AP on the grand jury investigation. Broidy through his attorneys denied wrongdoing. An agreement Broidy's defence contracting company reached with Angolan officials in 2016 was not connected to his role as vice chairman of the inaugural committee, his attorneys told the AP. Nor was any wrongdoing committed in Romania, they said.  "Any implication to the contrary is completely false," the attorneys said in a statement to the A...Author: Mary Jacoby, Clara Hudson...

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