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Fallout continues at Luckin Coffee

Fallout continues at Luckin Coffee

02 July 2020

Chinese coffee chain Luckin Coffee has fired a dozen employees and disciplined 15 more following an internal investigation into claims the company fabricated transactions to boost sales figures.

SEC on track for record year for whistleblower awards

SEC on track for record year for whistleblower awards

05 June 2020

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has awarded over a fifth of its total whistleblower payouts in the first five months of 2020.

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.

Ex-Barclays director accuses Blackstone of defying subpoena

Ex-Barclays director accuses Blackstone of defying subpoena

06 April 2020

Barclays’s former head of commercial real estate in the US wants Blackstone to turn over documents that could prove a former Barclays employee violated the bank’s internal risk controls, as part of his unfair dismissal suit.

Unaoil-linked companies disclose updates on investigations

Unaoil-linked companies disclose updates on investigations

25 February 2020

KBR and Petrofac have provided updates on their respective bribery investigations related to Monaco-based consultancy Unaoil.

Wells Fargo employees routinely warned leadership of “growing plague” of misconduct

Wells Fargo employees routinely warned leadership of “growing plague” of misconduct

24 February 2020

Senior leadership at US-based Wells Fargo’s community bank repeatedly ignored warnings that unlawful sales practices at the bank, which led to a $3 billion settlement, were “spiralling out of control”.

People News: Reed Smith recruits former SEC attorney

People News: Reed Smith recruits former SEC attorney

15 November 2019

In the latest people news, Reed Smith hires a former SEC lawyer to its corporate group and K2 Intelligence appoints a new managing director in London.

SEC fines increased by 10% in 2019

SEC fines increased by 10% in 2019

06 November 2019

The total value of penalties that the SEC imposed on companies has risen for the second year in a row.

Shutdown creates “cloud of uncertainty” over SEC investigations

Shutdown creates “cloud of uncertainty” over SEC investigations

24 January 2019

Lawyers detail how the longest government shutdown in US history has been grinding their Securities and Exchange Commission cases to a halt.

Ex-KMPG execs seek to exclude SEC chief accountant testimony in US fraud case

Ex-KMPG execs seek to exclude SEC chief accountant testimony in US fraud case

08 January 2019

The former KPMG partners who are due to face trial in February have also filed a motion asking the Manhattan federal court to exclude “prejudicial” evidence about their personal wealth.

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