Topic: Bribery

Brooklyn judge denies another motion to dismiss from Vitol trader

US District Judge Eric Vitaliano wrote that it is not duplicitous for Brooklyn prosecutors to charge Javier Aguilar with a money laundering conspiracy charge connected to a Mexican bribery scheme at the centre of a separate DOJ case in Texas.

25 September 2023

US to appeal against Fifa acquittals

Federal prosecutors say they plan to fight a Brooklyn federal judge’s decision to throw out the convictions of a former Fox executive and an Argentine sports marketing company. The ruling could disrupt the DOJ’s prosecution of several other defendants accused of taking part in the sprawling bribery scandal at Fifa.

25 September 2023

UK Supreme Court greenlights Tuna Bonds lawsuit, denying arbitration request

20 September 2023

Puerto Rican bank fined $15 million for repeated AML violations

FinCEN imposed its first-ever fine on a Puerto Rican international banking entity for repeatedly failing to submit timely suspicious activity reports and other violations of the Bank Secrecy Act.

18 September 2023

Airbus investigations chief wants more from French privilege bill

“In-house counsel are, in some ways, considered second-class citizens in France,” said Airbus head of investigations Karl Hennessee, reflecting on proposals to introduce limited privilege protections for legal advice given by company lawyers in France.

15 September 2023

Dutch authorities arrest pair over suspected Russia sanctions evasion

15 September 2023

Venezuelan citizen hit with FCPA charges over food contract scheme

Orlando Alfonso Contreras Saab routed roughly $6.3 million through Florida as part of a corrupt scheme to bribe a Venezuelan state governor in exchange for lucrative food contracts, the DOJ alleges.

13 September 2023

US judge stays batch of Fifa sentencings

US District Judge Pamela Chen cited a recent decision to acquit a former Fox executive and a sports marketing company as her reason for pausing the sentencings of several defendants accused of taking part in a years-old global football bribery scandal.

12 September 2023

GIR Awards 2023: Outstanding In-house Counsel of the Year and Investigations Professional of the Year

GIR unveils two shortlists for its ninth annual awards ceremony, to be held in Washington, DC, on 16 November.

12 September 2023

Former Madagascar official pleads not guilty to UK bribery charges

The former chief of staff to the president of Madagascar pleaded not guilty to charges that she allegedly sought bribes from a UK company to obtain mining licences in the country.

08 September 2023

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