Topic: Bribery

DOJ, SEC close corruption investigations into Brazilian power company

US authorities began investigating power company Cemig in July 2019 after the company self-reported legal scrutiny it was facing in its home country for investments it made into two energy companies.

13 June 2023

Former Cognizant execs say company “distorted record” by withholding exculpatory evidence in bribery case

Steven Schwartz and Gordon Coburn’s lawyers said the New Jersey-headquartered company made lopsided privilege claims while prosecutors turned a blind eye.

12 June 2023

The prosecutor’s office in Switzerland making a mark on the world stage

The attorney general of Geneva recorded one of the most high-profile white-collar crime convictions of recent times. Now he wants a new settlement tool to meet his prosecutors’ appetite for complex international investigations into corporate wrongdoing.

09 June 2023

Judges indicate procedural concerns in Unaoil document dispute

“Surely that was inappropriate,” one judge for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit said on a closed hearing that occurred with no public notice before the sentencing of Unaoil defendant Saman Ahsani.

07 June 2023

Project manager avoids prison in office refurbishment bribery case

05 June 2023

UK court grants extradition of Austrian banker in Odebrecht-linked case

A London court has approved a request to extradite the former CEO of Austrian lender Meinl Bank to the US where he is accused of laundering bribes for Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

05 June 2023

Keith Edelman named acting second-in-command of FCPA Unit

The former senior counsel to Criminal Division chief Kenneth Polite will now assist David Fuhr in leading the Fraud Section’s foreign bribery unit.

02 June 2023

US judge trims bribery case against former Vitol trader

US District Judge Eric Vitaliano found the Eastern District of New York was not the right venue to charge Javier Aguilar for an alleged bribery scheme that took place in Houston, Texas. However, he did not dismiss money laundering charges related to the scheme.

01 June 2023

Singapore opens corruption probe into domestic oil rig builder

Singapore’s anti-corruption agency is investigating Seatrium, formerly known as Sembcorp Marine, for “alleged corruption offences that occurred in Brazil”.

01 June 2023

Entain in talks to resolve foreign bribery investigation with a DPA

Gambling company Entain faces a “substantial financial penalty” to resolve a UK investigation into alleged bribery in Turkey.

31 May 2023

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