Topic: Asset forfeiture

SFO targets assets of alleged Sarclad middleman

The Serious Fraud Office is looking to seize a UK property linked to a Chinese sales agent accused of helping UK metals company Sarclad win overseas contracts through bribery.

20 January 2023

US man to forfeit $2.9 million for violating Iran sanctions

A dual US-Iranian citizen pleaded guilty to two simultaneous schemes to trade Iranian oil products.

10 January 2023

Forfeiture reveals US probe of Chinese company's Mariana Islands influence

The DOJ filed a forfeiture action in connection with an alleged scheme by a Chinese company to improperly influence politicians for an exclusive gaming licence in the US territory

04 January 2023

GIR’s top stories of 2022

The GIR editorial team is taking a break from regular news briefings over the next couple of weeks. We will be back on 3 January. In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of some of our favourite and most-read stories. Happy holidays!

18 December 2022

Russian intelligence agent indicted for sanctions breach

Featured in Investigator's Guide to Russia

Andrii Derkach was sanctioned in 2020 for his involvement in a disinformation campaign targeting, among others, US President Joe Biden.

07 December 2022

DOJ, SEC officials build out expectations on company ephemeral messaging rules

Featured in In-house

Justice Department and SEC officials want companies under investigation to present the rules they have in place for employees’ usage of such messaging platforms.

30 November 2022

NCA secures first-of-its-kind ruling to recover suspect funds

A court in London has ruled that Barclays must hand over £50 million the lender identified as potential crime-linked funds to the National Crime Agency.

28 November 2022

Singapore, US offer conflicting accounts on status of alleged North Korea sanctions evader

Featured in Investigator's Guide to Singapore

When the US State Department asked the public for information on Kwek Kee Seng, a Singaporean national accused of evading sanctions to provide oil to North Korea, the Singapore Police Force responded a couple of days later with good news: they know where he is and they have his passport.

09 November 2022

Five-year delay in Odebrecht-linked forfeiture proceedings violates due process, Peruvian couple says

Featured in Investigator's Guide to New York

Lawyers for a couple who prosecutors say laundered money for Odebrecht argue the long-standing seizure of a Florida bank account cost them at least $2 million.

01 November 2022

NCA freezing orders jeopardised in Petr Aven sanctions probe

Featured in Investigator's Guide to Russia

Sanctioned Russian oligarch Petr Aven has been barred from accessing funds in two corporate bank accounts while a magistrates’ court considers whether the NCA still has reasonable grounds for freezing them.

19 October 2022

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