Topic: Anti-corruption

Swiss companies file fraud charges in UK court

Three individuals have been accused in a London court of defrauding a commodities trading business and a financial consultancy in Switzerland.

31 January 2023

Unaoil’s Saman Ahsani to spend a year in prison

The first Unaoil brother to be sentenced called himself “exhibit A” for the benefits of government collaboration during a hearing in a Houston federal court.

30 January 2023

Ex-Deutsche bank trader sues bank, former colleagues over Libor prosecution

A former Deutsche Bank trader whose conviction for manipulating Libor was thrown out in 2022 has sued the bank and three ex-colleagues who assisted the government’s case against him.

27 January 2023

FinCEN identifies sanctions evasions red flags in real estate deals

The US commercial real estate market is uniquely vulnerable to sanctions evasions because of its relative opacity, according to a recent alert from FinCEN.

26 January 2023

Two more sentenced to prison in PDVSA bribery case

In back-to-back hearings, a Houston federal judge on Wednesday sentenced two oil industry men, Jose Luis De Jongh-Atencio and Roberto Enrique Rincón-Fernández, to prison time for participating in a far-reaching corruption scheme linked to Venezuelan state oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).

26 January 2023

Press asks US court to unseal sentencing docs in Unaoil case

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed a motion on Tuesday, 24 January on behalf of GIR, The Financial Times and the Guardian to unseal a pair of sentencing memos in the case against Saman Ahsani.

25 January 2023

Three executives acquitted in SFO office refurbishment bribery case

A London court has found three former directors at office outfitting company Bluu Solutions not guilty of participating in an alleged bribery scheme.

24 January 2023

UK banknote printer “implicated” in Indian probe into ex-finance minister

20 January 2023

Hawaii woman gets two-year sentence for secretly lobbying Trump in 1MDB scheme

A Hawaiian businesswoman was sentenced to two years in prison, fined $250,000, and ordered to forfeit $3 million for participating in a far-reaching, international scheme to embezzle money from a Malaysian development fund – otherwise known as the 1MDB scandal.

19 January 2023

Fox took “lion’s cut” of profits from Fifa bribery, witness says

Fifa bagman Alejandro Burzaco took the stand in the prosecution of Fox executives accused of bribing officials for broadcasting contracts.

18 January 2023

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