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Ohio State University scientist charged over China links

Ohio State University scientist charged over China links

10 July 2020

US prosecutors have accused an Ohio State University professor of failing to disclose his ties to a Chinese university while receiving millions in US grant funding.

People News: US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York to join Main Justice

People News: US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York to join Main Justice

07 July 2020

Brooklyn US Attorney Richard Donoghue is set to join Main Justice and firms including Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, Jones Day and Kirkland & Ellis added new partners to their respective investigations practices.

People News: SDNY chief expected to testify over ousting

People News: SDNY chief expected to testify over ousting

22 June 2020

A look at Manhattan federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman’s unexpected departure, the surprise exit of Switzerland’s financial intelligence unit's top lawyer, and a flurry of notable moves in the private sector.

Former prosecutor: Fraud Section position on MLATs undermines its mandate

Former prosecutor: Fraud Section position on MLATs undermines its mandate

19 June 2020

The Fraud Section’s defence against allegations of prosecutorial misconduct in foreign legal assistance requests compromises its argument to support wire fraud charges in current and future cases, a former prosecutor said.

US prosecutors secure conviction in Iranian sanctions case

US prosecutors secure conviction in Iranian sanctions case

17 June 2020

The CEO of an Iran-based financial services company has pleaded guilty to orchestrating a scheme that allowed citizens of the sanctioned Middle Eastern country to make illegal purchases in the US.

Former judge berates US prosecutors for caving to president’s demands in Flynn case

Former judge berates US prosecutors for caving to president’s demands in Flynn case

11 June 2020

John Gleeson warned that prosecutors' efforts to end the case against former national security advisor Michael Flynn sends a message that “criminal law is for none but the poor, friendless, and uninfluential”.

Judge affirms authority to decide the fate of Flynn case

Judge affirms authority to decide the fate of Flynn case

02 June 2020

US District Judge Emmet Sullivan has defended his power to review the government’s request to drop charges against Michael Flynn.

Allegations of needless US evidence-gathering requests raise concerns in UK

Allegations of needless US evidence-gathering requests raise concerns in UK

22 May 2020

Former UK Financial Conduct Authority lawyers have said allegations that US prosecutors sent frivolous evidence requests to the UK are worrying if true.

McDermott International discloses US criminal probe

McDermott International discloses US criminal probe

12 May 2020

US prosecutors are investigating Houston-based engineering company McDermott International in connection with a $6 billion natural gas processing project already under investigation by the SEC.

Lacklustre early cooperation fuelled US tax evasion penalty to Israeli bank

Lacklustre early cooperation fuelled US tax evasion penalty to Israeli bank

01 May 2020

The DOJ said in the $874 million settlement that the bank's cooperation improved dramatically when it hired new external lawyers in 2017.

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