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    Ex-Credit Suisse banker pleads guilty in Mozambique loan case

    September 12, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

    ... Jackson and Michael Schacter in New York Counsel to Andrew Pearse Lisa Cahill Law Lisa Cahill in New York City Counsel to Detelina Subeva Partners Michael McGovern in New York and Amanda Raad in London at Ropes & Gray Counsel to Surjan Singh Partner Paul Rauser of Aegis Law Group in Washington, DC For the DOJ Trial attorneys Sean W O'Donnell and Margaret A Moeser in the criminal division's money laundering and asset recovery section; trial attorney David M F...Author: Mary Jacoby...

    FCPA "not having the desired effect" internationally, SEC chairman says

    September 09, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

    ... 44 countries that are party to the OECD anti-bribery convention 21 had never enforced their foreign bribery laws as of 2017, a December 2018 OECD report said. "To be clear, I do not intend to change the FCPA enforcement posture of the SEC," Clayton said. "We should, however, recognize that we are acting largely alone and other countries are incentivized to play, and I believe some are in fact playing, strategies that take advantage of our laudable efforts."...Author: Mary Jacoby...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...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...

    FCPA Docket: Lawmakers move to offset damaging Supreme Court decisions

    September 24, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

    ... agency. The conduct in question was carried out between 2008 and 2013 by Houston-based FMC Technologies, before it merged with France-based Technip in January 2017. The SEC's administrative order charged violations of the anti-bribery, books and records, and internal accounting controls provisions of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, although the combined company neither admitted nor denied the allegations. In June, the Department of Justice said "admissions a...Author: Clara Hudson, Mary Jacoby...

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