Topic: Bribery

Dutch authorities consider charging Albemarle after foreign bribery probe

The Dutch public prosecutor’s office said it is considering whether to prosecute Albemarle, three weeks after the US chemicals company announced that it wouldn’t face enforcement action in the Netherlands.   

22 August 2023

UK charges Nigerian ex-oil minister with receipt of bribes

Prosecutors in the UK have charged Nigeria’s former minister for petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, for allegedly accepting cash, luxury holidays and private school fees in return for multi-million-pound oil and gas contracts.

22 August 2023

Ex-Ecuadorian comptroller case shouldn’t be dismissed, magistrate judge says

A magistrate judge recommended that a Florida federal court deny a request by Carlos Ramon Polit Faggioni to dismiss his charges and disclose grand jury transcripts.

21 August 2023

Fraud Section seeks new FCPA unit chief

The Department of Justice posted a job listing for a new chief of its foreign bribery unit, which is currently led by acting chief David Fuhr.

15 August 2023

Petrobras subsidiary can’t show RICO harm, judge finds

A Texas court found that a subsidiary of the state oil company of Brazil cannot show that it was directly harmed by a bribery scheme undertaken by Samsung Heavy Industries.

14 August 2023

Colombian conglomerate to pay $80 million for Odebrecht-linked scheme

A subsidiary of banking conglomerate Grupo Aval has entered a 3-year deferred prosecution agreement to resolve the first joint bribery investigation between US and Colombian authorities.

11 August 2023

FCPA Docket: DOJ requests dismissal of Airbus bribery charge after DPA expires

A judge granted the US government’s request to dismiss charges against Airbus after a 3-year DPA expired; a Glencore bribery restitution payment was delayed by Congolese courts; the SEC’s office of the whistleblower is seeking claims related to the Gartner case.

10 August 2023

Entain sets aside over half a billion pounds for bribery DPA

The settlement will be the second largest corporate criminal resolution ever reached in the UK if the penalty amount the gambling business has set aside for its deferred prosecution agreement is finalised.

10 August 2023

UK court tightens grip around Karimova’s London properties

A London court has agreed to appoint an independent manager to oversee properties linked to the daughter of the former president of Uzbekistan that the Serious Fraud Office is trying to seize.

09 August 2023

Former PDVSA official to forfeit $18 million

Luis Carlos de León Pérez will also spend a year and a day in prison and pay a $470,000 fine for accepting bribes in exchange for lucrative contracts.

08 August 2023

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